ProDMS

ProDMS

Proactive Dengue Management System (ProDMS) is a multi-platformed GIS based distributed system for monitoring, forecasting and controlling the dengue epidemic. Further, it will function as a dengue early warning system, which allows authorities to predict and control dengue epidemics before it rises to peak levels. Thereby, ProDMS is indeed a dengue management system that may control or even eliminate the dengue epidemic from Sri Lanka.

ProDMS Action Plan & Methodology

Objectives

• Provide an integrated environment to the health policy makers, researchers and general public to synergize the prevention of Dengue epidemics through knowledge enhancements, modelling and simulation, collaborations and community engagements.

• Enhance the public’s attention to dengue and climate sensitive disease, and increase their engagement in prevention

Main Features of ProDMS

• Real-time information processing
• Accessibility through web or mobile app interfaces
• User friendliness, ensured by its design
• Transparency of information via dashboards and other media of web
• Security of sensitive data through access controls
• Dedicated message passing system
• Synergize Dengue Prevention: a handy platform for many sectors that are working together towards the prevention of dengue
• Flexibility over the integrality of forecasting models
• Reusability and extendibility, i.e. the same system leads to managing other vector transmitted diseases such as Zika

Team

• Dr. S.S.N. Perera, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo – Principle Investigator
• Dr. A. Mahasinghe, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo – Supervisor
• Dr. U. Liyanage, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya – Supervisor
• Dr. W. Bock, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany – Resource Person
• Prof Thomas Götz, Institute of Mathematics, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany – Resource Person
• Dr. (Mrs.) A. Hewaarachchi, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya
• Prof Saroj Jayasinghe, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo – Resource Person
• Dr. (Mrs.) M. Jayasundara, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya
• Dr. P. Liyanage, Regional Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health – Resource Person
• Prof (Mrs.) Neelika Malavige, Dengue Research Center, Sri Jayawardhanapura – Resource Person
• Prof Joacim Rocklöv, Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Global Health, Umea University, Sweden – Resource Person