All growth depends on activity, there’s no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. – Calvin Coolidge
SORMAS Nigeria currently covers over 194 LGAs in Nigeria with the Disease Surveillance Notification Officer (DSNOs) at the crux of the all data reporting from these local governments. Their effort, acceptance and hard work has resulted in several improvements on the platform.
To motivate effective usage, SORMAS celebrates the excellent work of SORMAS users by awarding the best user each month. This is done by a painstaking process of selection of the best report/user for the month across the States using a selection metrics which is mainly based on timeliness, completeness of data report and investigation done.
For the month of May 2019, we are glad to announce the Winner- Best User for the Month of May as the Yenagoa SO of Bayelsa State. (Mr. Oyaba Diemebonso).
Bayelsa State (Nigeria) has been the hotspot state of several outbreak diseases such as CSM, Monkeypox and Cholera.
To every #SORMAS User- we say #KeepPushing
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, @giz_gmbh, has been an important funder of our work to rollout @SORMAS_open tool for disease surveillance across #Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/j8u7LCBAwt
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 14, 2019
The latest improvement on the SORMAS platform has been the inclusion of case management module for the treatment of viral hemoraggic fever like Lassa fever. Recently our Nigeria team @ ncdc.gov.ng trained clinicians in all the Lassa fever treatment centers across the country on using the platform for case management. See tweets below….
Our Disease Surveillance Team concluded a #LassaFever Case Management Module Training for Clinicians in Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and @bhuth_jos. Clinicians can now make prescriptions, treat and manage #LassaFever cases using the @SORMAS_open platform. #Mhealth pic.twitter.com/Aw1lV59N8e
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 12, 2019
I was Privilege to be among the BhUTH team trained by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Surveillance Outbreak Response Management And Analysis System (SORMAS) Team. It was awesome, interactive and educative! @bhuth_jos @NCDCgov @SORMAS_NG pic.twitter.com/QXLiI9ox7R
— Lengka Gowong (@LGowong) May 9, 2019
SORMAS Nigeria @ncdc.gov.ng strategically drives the implementation of #Digital surveillance in Nigeria through user motivation by awarding the best user each month. Last year, Zamfara State produced the best user for many months – Mr. Musa Ibrahim (DSNO Gusau LGA).
To reward the best user for the year, Mr. Musa Ibrahim was invited to attend the annual board and stakeholders meeting in Germany, to share his experience on using the SORMAS platform. See tweets below……
We reward the best performing user of our digital surveillance tool @SORMAS_NG, by inviting them to attend the annual board meeting in Germany and exposing them to decision making meetings. Welldone to the LGA Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer from Gusau, #Zamfara pic.twitter.com/OIyt5j9YLY
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) May 6, 2019
, @SORMAS_open strategically drives implementation of #Digital #Surveillance in Nigeria by awarding best users each month and #Zamfara State has produced the winner for the last 2 months. Mr. Musa Ibrahim (DSNO Gusau) was the @SORMAS_NG winner of the month. pic.twitter.com/lGuRpNdhgT
— SORMAS_NIGERIA (@SORMAS_NG) September 21, 2018
The Director General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control endorsed SORMAS on twitter saying that it is one of the best innovative system he has come across during his public health career. SORMAS has been used to manage and provide surveillance and outbreak data for action during multiple simultaneous outbreaks in Nigeria (Lassa, Monkeypox and CSM). See tweet here
One of the best innovations I've seen in my public health career is @SORMAS_open– people centred & built to be context specific. Deploying SORMAS across #Nigeria is one of the biggest game changers in disease surveillance. Pushing to roll out across all of Nigeria, end of 2019 pic.twitter.com/dmlzIpRJ2b
— ChikweNCDC (@Chikwe_I) May 29, 2019
November 2017, SORMAS was deployed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to be used for the monkey pox outbreak. SORMAS was able to increase reporting notification and provide data for action so much so that the outbreak was contained and investiagtions were done efficiently with the much needed analysis for decision making.. See video
The Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) aims to improve prevention and control of communicable diseases particularly in resource-poor settings. The system is being designed by those involved in public health surveillance and disease control. SORMAS is free of charge and adheres to highest data protection standards, good scientific practice and open access policy
Our goal is to improve infectious disease control and management by applying control measures in a timely manner and to verify disease cases. We ensure availability of validated real time surveillance data which would in turn lower the disease burden through enabled contact tracing while monitoring of potential future cases. We offer easy-to use, multi-functional mobile health (mHealth) and electronic health (eHealth) applications which provides real-time data availability and compatibility with standard surveillance systems