By Our Reporter
22nd July 2021
Makerere University School of Public Health has developed a digitalized COVID-19 surveillance system tailored for learners to combat the virus in learning institutions.
Irene Wanyana Ssali, a Health Information specialist and one of the researchers, says the digitalized COVID-19 surveillance system can trace contacts, assist self-examination for COVID-19 symptoms and maintain situation awareness among learners.
Ssewanyana says that while many mobile applications have been developed to offer solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic, this would be the first custom made for learning institutions.
It was designed to suit and favour the learning environment especially higher institutions of learning.
The digitized surveillance system works with smart phones. Once installed, a learner can on regular basis fill in the information concerning their health status in relation to COVID-19 with an assessment aid provided by the application.