SORMAS – the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System - is an open source mobile eHealth System. It helps implement disease control and outbreak management procedures including surveillance and early detection of outbreaks. It allows for real-time digital surveillance also covering peripheral health care facilities and laboratories.
With the emergence of COVID-19, the SORMAS team rapidly developed a module for detection and control of the virus. Both the Ghana Health Service and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control immediately activated this new module in more than 400 districts already using SORMAS, as well as in ports of entry such as airports and harbours, covering a population of more than 85 million people. The Nigeria Public Health Service is using SORMAS for epidemiological follow-up and containment. In Nepal, national public health authorities are preparing to deploy SORMAS in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Fiji Island has also deployed SORMAS for COVID-19
The system is being designed by those involved in public health surveillance and disease control. SORMAS is free of charge and adheres to the highest data protection standards, good scientific practice and open access policy.