SORMAS has been developed during the ebola pandemic in Africa in 2014 and was first deployed in Nigeria in 2015, followed by Ghana a few years later.  

In the meantime SORMAS became open-source to ensure a sustainability and independence from IT companies. 

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic SORMAS was developed further and is now used in several countries in Africa, Asia and Europa. 

SORMAS partners, sponsors, advisors and contractors


African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Digital Square
Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNET)
Ghana Health Service (GHS)
Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI) [lead]
Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
University College London (UCL)
University of Maryland Baltimore, Nigeria (UMB)
Direction du Numerique, Paris, France
E-Santé Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Swiss Tropcial and Public Health Institute
Swiss cantons Bern, Luzern and others
Infektionsmelde- und -informationssystem (IMIS)


Africa Centers for Disease Control (Africa CDC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHIS2 Design Lab, University of Oslo
Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI)
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)
Robert Koch Institute (RKI)
University Braunschweig (TU)
West African Health Organization (WAHO)
World Health Organization (WHO-HQ)


Elektro- & Datentechnik


Basic Healthcare Provision Fund Nigeria (BHCF)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centre for Infection Research (DZIF)
European Union (EU)
Swiss Federal Office of Public Health
German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
German Federal Ministry for Education
and Research (BMBF)
German Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)
Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI)
Helmholtz Association (HGF)
Direction du Numerique, Paris, France
WHO-Country Office Nigeria
World Bank

Functional Features

Digitalized notification at health facility level

Bi-directional information flow

Case based surveillance

Outbreak Detection Alogrithms

Contact Follow-up Management

Interoperability with common systems