Description: The Road use, Outbreak Amplification and Disease Surveillance (Roads) study is the implementation of the ECOnomic Development, ECOsystem MOdifications and Emerging Infectious Diseases Risk Evaluation (ECOMORE) project in Cambodia. It is a 3-year, multi-study project conducted in close collaboration with CNM aiming to stimulate and federate a dynamic of national collaborations to strengthen the Cambodian surveillance capacity on emerging vector-borne diseases, using Chikungunya and Dengue as proxy.
Acronyme: ECOMORE – Cambodia
Goal: To 31st Dec 2015, the joint CNM/ECOMORE project has audited and helped capacitate the sentinel hospital network, extending it by 50%. Surveillance methods have been standardized and inter-sectoral collaborations strengthened. Feedback to participating sites and health departments has been improved for all components, increasing the acceptability of the system. SOP were formalized and distributed. Sentinel data was collected for the 2014 and 2015 Dengue seasons. Entomological data was collected. In collaboration with CDC-MoH, human syndromic surveillance data was successfully collected from the private sector began throughout 2015. Cell phone data was obtained thanks to a collaboration with a major Cambodian mobile phone provider.
Modeling of explanatory variables (weather, population density, and DENV genomics) and mobile telephone data as proxy for population movement will shed a light on the determinants of dengue transmission in Cambodia and may help develop an early warning syste