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SORMAS - The future of epidemic surveillance

A consortium of German and Nigerian public health, research institutions and a global software company, coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), developed the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) during the West African Ebola outbreak in 2014/15

SORMAS Mission
The Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS®) aims to improve prevention and control of communicable diseases particularly in resource-poor settings. The system is being designed by those involved in public health surveillance and disease control. SORMAS® is free of charge and adheres to highest data protection standards, good scientific practice and open access policy

Epidemic Prone Diseases 

SORMAS® includes disease specific process models for thce following high priority epidemic prone disease and a customizable process model for unforeseen emerging threats 
Lassa Fever
Avian Influenza
Dengue Fever
Yellow Fever
Cerebrospinal Meningitis
Emerging Disease X 

Training and Supervision

SORMAS® deployment complemented by an increasing repository of tools for training, supportive supervision and systematic evaluation, such as
Training scenarios
Lectures and training evaluation
Instructional cartoon videos
User guides in English and Hausa
ODK user surveys