Success in Revitalizing Weekly Disease Surveillance System in Zimbabwe Using Cell-phone Mediated Data Transmission, 2009-2013

Henry Chidawanyika, Ponesai Nyika, Joshua Katiyo, Anthony Sox, Tongai Chokuda, Kilmarx Peter, Elizabeth Gonese, Ottias Tapfumanei, Robson Mukwiza


Innovative approach to revitalizing Disease Surveillance System in Zimbabwe using cell-phone mediated data transmission has been a huge success. Cell phones have been successfully integrated into disease surveillance system resulting in expansion of surveillance coverage, improved completeness and timeliness. Decision makers are now able to access disease surveillance data in near real-time.

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