EWARN ANNUAL TECHNICAL REPORT 2016 | ISSUE NO . 2
EWARN (Early Warning Alert and Response Network) is the health program of ACU which was launched in 10thJune 2013 as nonprofit national program. EWARN discovered the polio cases in Deir ez-Zor in 2013, since then the program has started collecting epidemiological data on 13 syndromes of communicable diseases from around 500 sentinel sites. The program is the largest health program amongst all other operating programs in Northern Syria where it performs its functions through 290 members in 118 sub-districts, 38 districts in 11 governorates, and serves a population of 9,560,115 (51% of Syria total population). EWARN collects epidemiological data from health care facilities and camps, triggers alerts, verify and investigate, then advices on interventions based on analysis of data. Information is shared with all partners. The network is supported with laboratory services for priority diseases.
Recently, EWARN embarked on a new surveillance system on nutrition in coordination with UNICEF and other experienced partners.