Addressing Health Risks at Rocket Speed
In last month’s TechByte, we introduced the Digital Health Compendium, a series of case studies on how digital health has been used in many countries – including in many of the countries where STOP Spillover works. This month we wanted to specifically highlight a case study from Uganda, Rocket Health, which could have important applications for our work to stop zoonotic spillover, amplification and spread.
Rocket Health is a 24/7 telemedicine service that provides a telehealth hotline, and also brings vaccines, diagnostic testing, and other services directly to Ugandans’ doorsteps. This convenient private sector service could be applied to help reduce risk of zoonotic disease spillover, amplification and spread by supplying surveillance and vaccination services and supplies to multiple local service providers and institutions, and providing up-to-date, evidence-based recommendations on risk reduction technologies to hotline callers and/or journalists.