Agreement signed with Airtel to improve disease surveillance and response

The Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (DSRU) will on Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 10am sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airtel Seychelles to improve the efficiency of surveillance and response in the country.

The signing will take place at the IDSR meeting room on the ground floor of the Blue Roof Building.

Through the understand Airtel Seychelles will provide MIFI devices with monthly data of 10 GB each to be used by the unit for monitoring.

Additionally the telecommunications will be providing Samsung Tablets to improve the collection and collation of statistics.

The donations made under the MOU will greatly improve the day to day operations of DSRU by improving communication between health professionals and the sharing of health information in the areas of epidemiology.

In the immediate the devices will be used to facilitate two ongoing surveys between the Ministry of Health and several partners: the Prison Integrated Behavioural and Biological Surveys.