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March 24, 2022 11:00am
U.S. Eastern Time


March 24, 2022 12:00pm
U.S. Eastern Time

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NetHope Member Engagement

NetHope Member Consultation with Ending Pandemics

Exploring Technical Solutions to Strengthen Disease Surveillance Within the Humanitarian Sector

This session is for staff members at global NGOs who can speak to the needs and opportunities within your organization to advance direct community engagement for disease surveillance.


If you work for a NetHope Member organization, and would like to attend, please register at the NetHope Solutions Center. You may need to create a Member login and then sign in to access this landing page. Be sure to use your work email address!

Ending Pandemics seeks to better understand the disease surveillance needs of global NGOs in service of your respective communities. We are excited at the prospect of working with NetHope members to help design, implement, and scale technological solutions to meet the growing threat of disease outbreaks.

Session Overview
On March 24th 2022, NetHope and Ending Pandemics will host a consultation with NetHope members to explore NetHope members’ needs for community engagement in disease surveillance and current use of technological solutions for the early detection of disease outbreaks among displaced, underserved, and migrant communities. We’re looking specifically at supporting efforts to enhance or build new technological solutions for direct community engagement in disease surveillance, also known as Participatory Surveillance.

Participatory Surveillance is defined as the bi-directional process of receiving and transmitting information for action through direct engagement of the target population. This approach is currently in use across the globe for early detection and rapid response to potential outbreaks.

Exploring Participatory Surveillance within the Humanitarian Sector one-pager
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In the discussion, we hope to get your feedback and ideas on these three questions:

  1. Does your organization engage your community in disease surveillance?
  2. If yes, what tools do you currently use to achieve this goal?
  3. If not, what is your interest in utilizing a tool that supports this effort?

Following this session, Ending Pandemics will assess the needs of NetHope members to directly engage their communities in disease surveillance. This information will guide Ending Pandemics to understand whether there is a role we can play in meeting this need through technical assistance and/or catalytic funding.

About Ending Pandemics: Ending Pandemics works with countries to improve their early disease detection and response capabilities. Based on the need, this can include developing a participatory surveillance system, partnering with the private sector to leverage funding for early detection and response or providing catalytic funding and technical support to develop data visualization for action.


Nomita Divi, MSPH

Executive Director
Ending Pandemics

Mark Smolinski, MD, MPH

Ending Pandemics
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