Incorporating Tele-Health Into Disease Surveillance
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 583-587
Received: May 19, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2015; Published: Jun. 15, 2015
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Authors
Jalal-Eddeen Abubakar Saleh, W.H.O. Bauchi Zonal Office, Bauchi, Nigeria
Nuhu Barau Ningi, W.H.O. Adamawa State Office, Adamawa, Nigeria
Dahiru Baba Bashir, W.H.O. Bauchi Zonal Office, Bauchi, Nigeria
Habu Dahiru, W.H.O. Bauchi Zonal Office, Bauchi, Nigeria
Isa Mohammed Bello, W.H.O. Bauchi Zonal Office, Bauchi, Nigeria
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Abstract
The increasing challenges in the field of public health is on the increase more than ever before and some of these challenges are not only natural but man-made threats; this calls for a concerted effort to have a perfect global surveillance system in place to ensure timeliness, accuracy, reliability, and completeness of disease tracking and reporting. It suffices to mention that the transformations recorded in the public health discipline vis-à-vis information telecommunication technology has tremendously improved disease surveillance with palpable results in the developed countries. Thus, the emergence of health informatics has significantly speed up detection of disease outbreaks, tracking of communicable and non-communicable diseases alike through the use of advanced software applications, increase investment in bioterrorism, syndromic surveillance and the use of automated surveillance systems to monitor both emerging and re-emerging diseases. However, considering the increasing global threat posed by bioterrorism, emerging and re-emerging diseases, there is need for the developing countries to also embrace the Tele-health system and to put in place a functional modern surveillance system.
Keywords
Surveillance, Tele-Health, Telemedicine, Bio-Terrorism, Epidemiologic Surveillance, Traditional Surveillance, Developing Countries
To cite this article
Jalal-Eddeen Abubakar Saleh, Nuhu Barau Ningi, Dahiru Baba Bashir, Habu Dahiru, Isa Mohammed Bello, Incorporating Tele-Health Into Disease Surveillance, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 583-587. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150304.28
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