Pakistan uses smartphones to combat dengue

Pakistan uses smartphones to combat dengue

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Pakistan: Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), the ICT arm of Government of Punjab, uses smartphones to successfully combat dengue across over 36 districts. The number of dengue cases dropped from over 21,000 a year ago to 255. The government deployed more than 1,200 smartphones to all city workers so they could upload and geotag photos on the go.

Field officers also identified breeding hotspots so they could be removed. They were required to take the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs to show that the activity has been completed. The data, plotted onto Google Maps, allowed workers to identify locations of ponding areas dengue cases. Data was transmitted real-time to a centralised server and the work of more than 25 departments could be viewed on a consolidated dashboard.

Source: Futuregov