Swasthya has been developed under the National Project Geospatial governance in public health and health care emergency management of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
We have endeavored to develop a robust surveillance system for forecasting of mosquito borne disease risks by integrating data from satellite remote sensing, social media and public reporting. The interactive web based interface provided under Swasthya provides a platform for the common citizen to report their symptoms and at the same time enhances geovisualisation enabling them to take precautions. While the project focuses on the geographical area of Pune district as a model, we welcome contribution from across the country.
Your contribution is important to us!! Telling us about incidents that you know of will help us in ensuring that we are able to map disease locations which in turn can help both the citizens and the local authorities to take corrective action. Come...join the movement in making our cities better places to live in!!
This project proposes to develop a robust surveillance system for forecasting of mosquito borne disease risks by integrating sentinel data from Pune District Medical Office, crowd sourced data and remote sensing data. It is hoped that this interactive web based interface will enhance geovisualisation and at the same time fuel contribution of data by the public at large. While the project focuses on the geographical area of Pune district as a model, we welcome contribution of mosquito borne disease incidents from across the country... This community remote sensing approach will result in robust disease maps facilitating effective management of mosquito borne diseases.
Your contribution is important to us!! Telling us about incidents that you know of will help us in ensuring that we are able to map disease hotspots which in turn can result in positive action for a healthy environment. Come join the movement in making our cities better places to live in!!
Data from District Malaria Office (DMO), Pune under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.
Remote Sensing Data Streaming
Data from non traditional data sources such as social media sites eg. twitter provide high value information that can be used productively for by researchers to detect trends in the population. A large amount of health data is shared on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc. regularly. Swasthya streamlines twitter data related to dengue and malaria to analyze the trends of disease presence in the city.
Google search term data analysis
This works on the hypothesis that people make more disease specific search queries when they are suffering from the illness than when they are healthy. So counting the number of disease specific queries in a given region is a good indication of how the disease is spreading. An early indication of the disease spread helps the local authorities to take corrective action.
Swasthya streamlines Google Search Term data related to dengue and malaria in Pune district after removal of bias to provide disease trends in the city.