Redefining livestock disease surveillance
LivHealth is an electronic syndromic surveillance system that enables the county veterinary authorities to collect, collate and analyse data on livestock disease syndromes in order to identify disease indicators in real-time for early detection and rapid response.
The LivHealth team has helped the counties establish an extensive network of community disease reporters (CDRs) who live together with the pastrolists communities and are the main source of information of diseases affecting the communities. This information is passed on to the sub-county veterinary officers who records it in the system
In addition to the CDR reports LivHealth has helped establish data collection points at private agrovet shops, livestock markets, wildlife conservancies and in some wildlife parks in order to get a full picture of the diseases circulating in a particular region.