In order to explore the possibility of linkage of Integrated Disease Surveillance and Reporting System (IDSRS) of NIH with One Health – EBS Dashboard, a meeting was held in the office of Chief Field Epidemiology Disease Surveillance Department, at National Institute of Health, Islamabad today the 11th April 2022 at 11:30 am. This was attended by the following participants.
- Dr. Jamil Ansari, Chief (FEDSD), NIH – Islamabad.
- Dr. S.M. Mursalin, CEO – Pak One Health Alliance, Islamabad
- Dr. M. Wasif Malik, Sr. Scientific Officer, NIH – Islamabad.
- Mr. M. Altaf Dogar, Technical Assistant, M/o NHSR&C Islamabad.
- Dr. M. Shakeel Khaliq, Dy. Director, Livestock & DD, Lahore
- Mr. Moeen Akhtar, Program Manager, PITB – Lahore.
- Mr. Ali Ahmed, Data Manager (IDSR) NIH – Islamabad.
- Mr. Khalid Hussain Shah, Program Officer, POHA – Islamabad.
- Mr. Khubaib Aziz, Research Coordinator, POHA – Islamabad.
This meeting had two folds objectives; (1) How can the information gathered IDSR Dashboard be utilized for One Health Surveillance Dashboard. (2) What role could be played by POHA in coordination with Field Epidemiology Disease Surveillance Department, NIH – Islamabad.
Dr. Wasif Malik showed the live display of IDSR System and its Dashboard which is implemented/ functional at 40 districts and covering 33 diseases including the six priority zoonotic diseases. He mentioned that the data is incorporated in DHIS-2 at district level on weekly basis and being replaced with live data generated through a Mobile App currently operational in three districts only. Dr. Mursalin briefly discussed the objectives and OH – EBS Dashboard model to be deployed at Punjab. While replying to a query, Dr. Ansari showed strong interest for the linking of their system (IDSR) with the proposed OH-EBS Dashboard. Both Dr. Shakeel (L&DDD) and Mr. Moeen (PITB) raised number of queries on IDSR data generation, analysis and reporting which were responded by Dr. Wasif in detail. The meeting ended with mutual vote of thanks to work with commitment in near future.