Ebola Task Force Public-Private Partnership

Name: Ebola Task Force Public-Private Partnership

Overview: In 2015 CDC’s Division of Global Health Protection and the University of Oslo formed a partnership to develop a more harmonized effort to strengthen disease surveillance and Ebola response in West African nations. During the recent Ebola outbreak the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, supported by CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO), requested support from the University of Oslo to leverage the District Health Information System (DHIS 2) to help distribute the burden of managing Ebola case data to the country. DHIS 2, developed by the University of Oslo and now implemented in 47 countries globally, is being used to drive the creation of a more effective integrated disease surveillance response (IDSR) network in the region under the partnership.

The partnership works to strengthen the DHIS 2 platform by customizing it for disease surveillance use cases, as well as enabling interoperability with other disease surveillance applications and strengthen regional and country capacity of West African states to maintain and use DHIS 2 platform for IDSR.

Cardno’s Role: Cardno provides Contracts & Funds Management; Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting; and Communications & Knowledge Management services

Program Area: Strategic Information; Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)

Funding Partner: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Division of Global Health Protection

Private Partner: University of Oslo

Host Government Partners: Ministries of Health

Contact: For more information contact us at [email protected] or CDC Global Health Protection/Integrated Disease Surveillance Response.