This study describes a system using various epidemic thresholds and a forecasting component with the support of new technologies to improve the performance of a sentinel MEWS. Malaria-related data from 21 sentinel sites collected by Short Message Service are automatically analysed to detect malaria trends and malaria outbreak alerts with automated feedback reports.
Author: Girond F, Hedje J, Herbreteau V, Mangeas M, Piola P, Rakotomanana F, Randriamampionona L, Randrianarivelojosia M, Randrianasolo L, Ratsitorahina M, Rogier C, Yao Brou T, Zigiumugabe S
Publication date: February 2017
Source: Malaria Journal