An Assessment of Birth Registration System and Factors Affecting in India and its States.

Civil Registration system (CRS) in India has been in vogue for more than 100 years now. The registration of Birth and Deaths Act, 1969 came into force in 1970. Even after 4 decades of the enactment of the act, there are wide inter-state and intra-state variations. India is the second largest populated country in the world after China. Whereas as the level of registration of birth and deaths varies from (84.4 and 69.3) registrations.

June 18, 2019

Informatics & Surveillance in Global Health: Informatics Capacity for Zika Outbreak

In response to the February 2016 Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak, an inter-agency agreement between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commissioned further research on the epidemiology, transmission, diagnosis, and birth defects associated with ZIKV.

June 18, 2019

Automated Immunization Surveillance: Using Business Intelligence to Improve Up-to-Date Rates

IIS have effectively increased vaccination rates through targeted engagement and outreach, often with clinicians and patients. Little has been published around IIS use for generating meaningful population health measures. To leverage IIS data for sub-county population health measures, new tools are required to make IIS data easily accessed for this distinct use case. Human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, has a highly effective (97%) vaccine to prevent infection when administered to individuals 9-26 years old.

June 18, 2019

Integrating Phylodynamic Techniques for Next-generation HIV Surveillance in Florida

Reducing HIV incidence requires a precision public health approach encompassing prevention campaigns, targeted interventions, and next-generation surveillance through multimodal instruments, including sequencing. Molecular epidemiology methods (phylogenetics and phylodynamics) have recently gained traction for use in identifying and tracking epidemic transmission clusters, as well as reconstructing the demographic history of viral pathogen populations.

June 18, 2019

Beyond Overdose: Surveillance of Recreational Drug Use and Corresponding Toxicology Testing

Drug overdose deaths are increasing nationally and in Minnesota (MN). This is only a fraction of the overall burden that recreational drug use exacts on emergency departments (ED) and hospitals. In addition to opioids and other drugs, three outbreaks of synthetic cannabinoids and cathinones have occurred in MN recently. ICD codes do not adequately identify patients treated for drug use. Also, toxicology data for these patients are limited: routine toxicology testing is not performed at hospitals as results are not timely enough to be useful for clinical care.

June 18, 2019

Jurisdictional Etiquette Workgroup: An offshoot of a Syndromic Surveillance Consortium

Syndromic data is shifting the way surveillance has been done traditionally. Most recently, surveillance has gone beyond city limits and county boundary lines. In southeast Texas, a regional consortium of public health agencies and stakeholders in the 13-County area governs the local ESSENCE system. The Houston Health Department, (HHD) is responsible for deploying ESSENCE to the entire region.

June 18, 2019

Building Electronic Disease Surveillance Capacity in the Peruvian Navy with SAGES

In the past 15 years, public health surveillance has undergone a revolution driven by advances in information technology (IT) with vast improvements in the collection, analysis, visualization, and reporting of health data. Mobile technologies and open source software have played a key role in advancing surveillance techniques, particularly in resource-limited settings. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) is an internationally recognized leader in the area of electronic disease surveillance.

June 18, 2019

Large Scale Mobile Medical Service Programme: Data Insights for strengthening local surveillance

India has an Integrated Disease Surveillance project that reports key communicable and infectious diseases at the district and sub-district level. However, recent reviews suggest structural and functional deficiencies resulting in poor data quality [1]. Hence evidence-based actions are often delayed. Piramal Swasthya in collaboration with Government of Andhra Pradesh launched a mobile medical unit (MMU) programme in 2016.

June 18, 2019

Camera-based, mobile disease surveillance using Convolutional Neural Networks

Infectious diseases present with multifarious factors requiring several efforts to detect, prevent, and break the chain of transmission. Recently, machine learning has shown to be promising for automated surveillance leading to rapid and early interventions, and extraction of phenotypic features of human faces. In addition, mobile devices have become a promising tool to provide on-the-ground surveillance, especially in remote areas and geolocation mapping.

June 18, 2019

Lessons Learned from an Extreme Heat Event using ACES for Situational Awareness, Ontario, Canada

The Acute Care Enhanced Surveillance (ACES) system provides syndromic surveillance for Ontario's acute care hospitals. ACES receives over 99% of acute care records for emergency department (ED) visits; mean daily volume is 17,500 visits.

June 18, 2019

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