Real-time disease surveillance and analytics to improve decision-making in Ghana's health sector

dc.contributor.authorOdoko, Ekiyor Toluwani Shammah
dc.descriptionApplied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Ashesi University, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, [April ?] 2019en_US
dc.description.abstractPeople assume responsibility for their personal health, but on a nation-wide scale, governmental bodies exist to monitor the health status of citizens in the country. This process of monitoring is known as Public health surveillance. Public health surveillance consists of very important sub-categories and one of these categories is disease surveillance. Disease surveillance is concerned with monitoring the spread of diseases to establish trends or patterns. The common method of disease surveillance in West Africa & Ghana relies on the pen-and paper approach which is costly and untimely. The ineffectiveness of this approach was evident during the Ebola crisis in 2014. Since then Ghana has acquired a new system, the District Health Information Management System (DHIMS2) to conduct disease surveillance. The DHIMS 2 does a god job in eliminating most of the problems associated with previous implementations for public health surveillance, but it errs on the side of speed and reliability as data collation is not conducted in real-time and hence presents a lapse to the Ghana Health Service. Therefore, the aim of this project is to design and implement a scalable web-based application which health facilities will use to submit disease reports to health administrators who can in turn monitor this disease cases and perform analysis on them.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAshesi Universityen_US
dc.description.versionGrade less than B
dc.subjectweb applicationen_US
dc.subjecthealth informationen_US
dc.subjectdistrict health information systemen_US
dc.subjectdisease surveillanceen_US
dc.titleReal-time disease surveillance and analytics to improve decision-making in Ghana's health sectoren_US
dc.typeApplied projecten_US
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