Electronic Epidemiologic Biosurveillance in the Cameroon Military

Karen Saylors, Matthew LeBreton, Essisima Foe, Aboudem Bavou Clement Martial, Nancy Ortiz, Christopher Perdue, Ubald Tamoufe

Abstract


Electronic epi-biosurveillance presents an opportunity to provide real-time disease surveillance alerts from remote areas to central disease management units, to rapidly decrease reporting times for reportable diseases, and to enable appropriate response scenarios to be put in place in a timely manner. Piloting the SAGES system in Cameroon, a resource-limited country in central Africa, has benefits and challenges in developing systems of public health engagement.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5082



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