Professor May O. Lwin (Nanyang Technological University) is speaking on "Social Media, Civic Engagement and Public Health: Experiences from a Mobile Initiative in Asia". Of particular is Professor Lwin's work on Dengue Fever in Sri Lanka (Lwin, Vijaykumar, Lim, Fernando, Rathnayake & Foo, 2016). The produced an application called "Mo-Buzz". Professor mentioned there would be an EpiHack conference on this in Colombo in early November, a five day hackathon to work on Dengue software.
It happens in 2013 I gave a talk for the Sahana Foundation in Sri Lanka to an audience of tropical disease experts in Colombo about "Mobiles and e-learning for PandemicFlu Response". It turned out that there were a number of epidemiologists in the audience and the issue was Dengue fever not flu.
Lwin, M. O., Vijaykumar, S., Lim, G., Fernando, O. N. N., Rathnayake, V.
S., & Foo, S. (2016). Baseline evaluation of a participatory mobile health intervention for dengue prevention in Sri Lanka. Health Education & Behavior, 43(4), 471-479. URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1090198115604623
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