Here we are at the third edition of E-Vigilância!
The objective is to promote the 2023 E-vigilância edition in Rio de Janeiro, with the theme “Innovations for a comprehensive and unique health”, motivated by the need to integrate climate and health, climate and environment, human health and animal health, and cross-border health. One of the many challenges of public health administration is the constant demand for surveillance of outbreaks and epidemics, in order to react promptly to reduce morbidity and mortality. In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of the new coronavirus, as well as the resurgence of known and vaccine-preventable diseases. In the last 10 years, we have observed a sequence of epidemics of arboviruses, including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, with current expansion to higher latitudes and altitudes. The emergence of yellow fever in peri-urban areas has generated an immense containment effort through vaccination. These diseases pose challenges that demand innovation in both surveillance and control. The purpose of E-Surveillance is to bring together researchers, students, and entrepreneurs interested in sharing innovative initiatives that can be incorporated into public administration, specifically in the monitoring and control of arboviruses.
Some initiatives are: Infodengue (continuous analysis of arboviral risk situation), WMP (control of arboviral transmission by wolbachia bacteria), Heroes against Dengue (IRESO), the single health program implemented in Rio de Janeiro, use of drones to monitor environmental risk, use of data from social networks to generate alerts, educational games, etc.
This is the third edition of E-Vigilância, which started in 2019 at the CEFET-RJ facilities, encouraging the participation and engagement of young students in the topic of technological innovation applied to health. The second edition, in 2021, took place remotely, because of the pandemic, with the theme "Innovations in the surveillance of communicable diseases in times of a pandemic". Many innovations were made with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, from data collection, analysis, modeling, health communication, among others. Never has epidemiological surveillance had to proceed so quickly and in such an integrated way, never before has such community and social engagement been observed for the organization of information and promotion of action. Lots of citizen science.
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