Addis Continental Institute of Public Health/Tulane University
Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (AC-IPH) is an independent center of excellence for public health research and training, which provides technical services and training in major health issues in Africa. Tulane University is one of the most highly regarded research universities in the United States, which offers degrees in various specializations including public health and tropical medicine. AC-IPH is working in collaboration with Tulane to establish the "Malaria Epidemic Detection Sentinel Surveillance System", a project aimed at providing high quality data on clinical malaria incidence, conduct data quality assurance and contribute for better use of surveillance data in the malaria control and prevention with peculiar emphasis to epidemic detection and containment in various catchment areas in Ethiopia.
- The system was used across 150 health facilities in Ethiopia to gather critical information useful in the prevention and control for malaria.
- Threshold alerts by SMS and email to concerned authorities helped to identify several possible outbreaks of the epidemic, which resulted in timely intervention and management.
- Easy to use screens help in managing the Health Facility data including GPS coordinates.
- ACIPH is planning to expand the scope of the system to help them with Malaria Drug Management and Quality Assurance.
Apposit was featured in the AC-IPH Newsletter dated July 2011.