SORMAS deployed in more States in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control continues to expand digital disease surveillance across the States through the use of SORMAS. 

Few weeks ago, our SORMAS Nigeria team deployed the @SORMAS_open software to 2 States in Nigeria namely #Anambra State and #CrossRiver State, through the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF @HUWEgov) for public health emergencies. Making it the 13 SORMAS fully deployed States and 233 LGAs using SORMAS for digital disease surveillance in Nigeria. The Nigeria team is currently deploying  in Kebbi, the last state for this phase of deployment.


SORMAS mentioned in the Lancet Journal of Infectious Disease

Our latest paper on #monkeypox has just been published in @TheLancet!

 SORMAS Best User for the Month of May, 2019

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

GIZ has been a very important Funding partner and implementer of SORMAS

Global good Maturity Model indicates SORMAS to be a global good software

Case management module training in all Lassa fever treatment center in Nigeria

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 @ trained clinicians in all the Lassa fever treatment centers across the country on using the platform for case management. See tweets below….

How SORMAS Nigeria (NCDC) drives digital surveillance through user-motivation

SORMAS Nigeria 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……

NCDC Boss endorses SORMAS as the best innovation in his public health career…

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