WHO Rolls Out Early Warning Alert, Response System In Cyclone-Hit Mozambique To Detect Possible Epidemic Diseases
WHO Africa: Disease detection in a box — a high-tech solution for emergency settings
“In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans were left without shelter, food, or access to health services. Many people have been living in temporary settlements without access to safe water and sanitation, putting them at high risk of diseases like cholera, malaria, and measles. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, WHO is rolling out its early warning alert and response system (known as EWARS-in-a-Box) to rapidly detect priority epidemic-prone diseases and allow a quick response before they develop into large outbreaks…” (4/16).