BLN Webinar: Integration of a Community-Based Early Warning System Module into DHIS2 in Cote d’Ivoire

Nov 30, 2017

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Côte d’Ivoire

The BID Learning Network (BLN) invites you to watch our webinar entitled “Integration of a Community-Based Early Warning System Module into DHIS2 in Cote d’Ivoire.”

Recognizing the need to strengthen epidemiological surveillance of diseases at a community level, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the MEASURE Evaluation project together with the Ministry of Health in Côte d’Ivoire, and embarked on implementing a community-based early warning system for epidemic-prone diseases such as the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), using mobile phone alerts linked to the District Health Information System v2 (DHIS2) platform. In this webinar, listen to our speaker from the Cote-d’Ivoire as he shares Côte d’Ivoire’s experience with implementing a disease surveillance system with community health workers at the center to provide an Early Warning System (EWS) using SMS alerts to the different levels of the health reporting pyramid. The speaker discusses some of the critical issues around the integration of the EWS module within the DHIS2 and the importance of utilizing community-level personnel for effective detection of epidemic outbreaks for rapid response. The presenter also highlights the key challenges, lessons learned in the implementation process and opportunities for improvement of the surveillance system.

This presentation should be of interest to data management, health management information system, and primary health care specialists with a keen interest in integration and innovative use of data management systems.

If you missed the virtual event, you can now watch the recorded webinar.


Dr. Bleou is currently serving as Principal Researcher at the in sub- Directorate of Health Information Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire. He works within the Information Technology and Health Information Department and he is part of the coordination team for the implementation of the DHIS2 platform.  Dr. Bleou has over ten years of experience in designing routine health and surveillance data collection tools; preparing the annual national health reports, drawing up health implementation and monitoring plans,  implementation of routine health information systems and development of  health system standards. Dr. Bleou holds a degree in medicine.


Catherine Muyawala, the BLN Community Coordinator, is a knowledge management specialist with over 20 years of experience in information management and dissemination.  She has held various knowledge management-related portfolios in diverse sectors including public health where she championed the use of m-Health solutions for Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) in sexual and reproductive health among adolescents. During the course of her career she acquired diverse skills that have culminated into coordinating both social communication and strategic information programs, events management, communities of practice facilitation among multi-sectoral and multi-cultural stakeholders.  Catherine holds a BA in Library and Information Science and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

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