When outbreaks like cholera and bird flu happen in Cambodia’s rural areas, the question is how The Ministry of Health’s Communicable Disease Control Department (or known as CDC Cambodia) could detect and respond to the cases as quick as possible.
Information on disease outbreaks is so vital to Communicable Disease Control Department (known as CDC Cambodia) at the Cambodian Ministry of Health (MoH). Lack of those key information would put its Surveillance Bureau at a disadvantage position to take immediate action to respond to an outbreak.
Tharum Bun, the iLab SEA’s Communications and Digital Manager, recently sat down with Mr. Yi Sophonrith, the Kien Svay Operational District (OD) director, to discuss both challenges and successes as he has transformed his OD through the aid of technology and help of the iLab SEA team.
Could you please introduce yourself and your work leading the OD?
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A regional prototyping workshop on addressing health needs of informal workers in November last year resulted in a few prototypes, one of them is an automated hotline co-created by InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia (iLab SEA) in collaboration with Social Health Protection Association (SHPA).