EpiHack Vietnam, October 2017

Population Participation in Disease Surveillance

Event Description

EpiHack Vietnam was held on October 9th - 13th, 2017 in Hanoi with focused on building "Population Participation in Disease Surveillance" in Vietnam. The event was organized by General Department of Preventive Medicine (GDPM) of MOH Vietnam and InSTEDD.

A total of 55 participants made up of local and regional Health Experts and Vietnam based Technologists were split into four different groups to brainstorm and develop ideas under pre-selected topics under the main theme.

Four Prototyping Areas Emerged in the EpiHack :

  1. Making Data Actionable: Data Visualization and an Analysis System
  2. Encouraging Early Detection: Public Hotline for Reporting Outbreaks
  3. Population Engagement: Developing a Smartphone Application for Reporting
  4. Curating and Cross-checking Information: Using Social Media to Screen for Outbreaks

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Credit note: Simon Green for providing EpiHack Vietnam information.

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