Updated May 01, 2020

SORMAS (Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System) is a pandemic management system for case and contact management.SORMAS-COVID-19 is a specialized version for contact person management within the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.It supports the health authorities in identifying and monitoring contact persons.

With the emergence of COVID-19, the SORMAS team rapidly developed a module for detection and control of the virus. Both the Ghana Health Service and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control immediately activated this new module in more than 400 districts already using SORMAS, as well as in ports of entry such as airports and harbours, covering a population of more than 85 million people. The Nigeria ...
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With the emergence of COVID-19, the SORMAS team rapidly developed a module for detection and control of the virus. Both the Ghana Health Service and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control immediately activated this new module in more than 400 districts already using SORMAS, as well as in ports of entry such as airports and harbours, covering a population of more than 85 million people. The Nigeria Public Health Service is using SORMAS for epidemiological follow-up and containment. In Nepal, national public health authorities are preparing to deploy SORMAS in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Fiji Island has also deployed SORMAS for COVID-19
HIGHLIGHT:The system is being designed by those involved in public health surveillance and disease control. SORMAS is free of charge and adheres to the highest data protection standards, good scientific practice and open access policy.
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Data
  
Prevention
  

Stage 5: Scaling

Focus Areas:

Health Systems and Data/Analytics

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Implemented In:

Fiji, Nigeria and Ghana

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Countries Implemented In

Solution

SORMAS was developed in 2014 in the wake of the West African Ebola outbreak by the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and other partners. In 2016 it was migrated to an open source application. Thanks to cloud technology, SORMAS can also be used in countries with weak digital infrastructure.

Milestone

Apr 2020
New Country Implemented In
Ghana
Apr 2020
New Country Implemented In
Nigeria
Apr 2020
New Country Implemented In
Fiji