IDHN researchers and collaborators developed India’s first customized cloud-based digital surveillance system. The system utilized ubiquitous, inexpensive cloud-based mobile technology to rapidly collate and analyse data on outpatient encounters within the temporary health system of the world’s largest mass gathering, the Allahabad Kumbh Mela in India, a 55-day festival attended by over 70 million people.
Cloud-Based Syndromic Surveillance System
Using mobile technology at India’s Kumbh Mela to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery
September 21, 2016
Author(s): Dhruv S. Kazi, P. Gregg Greenough, Rishi Madhok, Aaron Heerboth, Ahmed Shaikh, Jennifer Leaning, Sat...
In this submission to the Journal of Public Health, we describe the development of an inexpensive, tablet-based digital system for conducting disease surveillance and monitoring resource utilization at the Allahabad Kumbh Mela in India, a 55-day festival attended by over 70 million people.Journal Article Research Health Technology Syndromic Surveillance