TRACnet: A National Phone-based and Web-based Tool for the Timely Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in Rwanda

Kayumba Kizito, Kabeja Adeline, Koama Jean Baptiste, Asiimwe Anita, Binagwaho Agnes, Pamela Johnson, Nyatanyi Thierry


Based on 8 years of continuous performance (2004-present), the TRACnet platform provides eIDSR national coverage, security and reliability. Based on six month usage in 252 health facilities in all regions of Rwanda, eIDSR is: increasing timeliness and completeness of disease reporting in Rwanda; facilitating feedback of lab results to districts and health facilities; and identifying potential outbreaks early and facilitating rapid investigation and response.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *