Title :

Effectiveness of a Mobile Short-Message-Service-Based Disease Outbreak Alert System in Kenya

Abstract :

We conducted a randomized, controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a text-messaging system used for notification of disease outbreaks in Kenya. Health facilities that used the system had more timely notifications than those that did not (19.2% vs. 2.6%), indicating that technology can enhance disease surveillance in resource-limited settings.

Authors :

Toda, M., Njeru, I., Zurovac, D., Tipo, S. O., Kareko, D., Mwau, M., Morita, K.

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Journals :

Emerging Infectious Diseases