UAE Launches Platform for Early Surveillance of Future Pandemics

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 25 January 2022
UAE Launches Platform for Early Surveillance of Future Pandemics
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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) in UAE has launched the E-public health system "SPHERE", an e-platform for epidemiological surveillance and management that can be used or linked at the state level.

The launch of the new system, which is one of the most important integrated projects based on the latest technologies, came as part of MoHAP's participation in Arab Health 2022, held from 24th - 27th January in Dubai.

SPHERE provides a unified national database that enhances disease prevention, by sharing and exchanging information locally, regionally and globally, so as to reinforce the UAE's status in health competitive indicators.

The system  is designed to play a key role in disease surveillance to achieve a rapid response for combating communicable diseases. In addition to monitoring data and information to evaluate the burden of health risks, prioritise public health actions, and monitor the impact of control measures, the new system supports research that helps determine the bases and standards for the development of public health policies and strategies.

The platform also includes the reporting of communicable diseases, pathological syndromes, chemical poisoning cases, injuries, and vaccination records.