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.
Our latest paper on #monkeypox has just been published in @TheLancet!
You can download our free SORMAS brochure here
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 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….
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……
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