SAGES: A A suite of freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance

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Other

A A suite of freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings from Johns Hopkins applied physics laboratory and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSB). Public health surveillance is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in the field of information technology. Many countries have experienced vast improvements in the collection, ingestion, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind due to challenges in information technology infrastructure, public health resources, and the costs of proprietary software. The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. One or more SAGES tools may be used in concert with existing surveillance applications or the SAGES tools may be used en masse for an end-to-end biosurveillance capability. This flexibility allows for the development of an inexpensive, customized, and sustainable disease surveillance system. The ability to rapidly assess anomalous disease activity may lead to more efficient use of limited resources and better compliance with World Health Organization International Health Regulations. reference PLoS ONE 6(5): e19750.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019750

Disease
Buruli ulcer
Lymphatic filariasis
Trachoma
Soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH)
Snakebite
Schistosomiasis
Rabies
Podoconiosis
Onchocerciasis
Malaria
Leprosy
Chagas disease
Leishmaniasis
Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT)
Foodborne trematode infections
Endemic treponematoses (Yaws)
Echinococcosis
Dracunculiasis
Dengue
Cysticercosis/Taeniasis
Tuberculosis
Research areas
Basic research
Condition of use

In house only