Advancing Surveillance and Training to Enhance Recognition of Infectious Diseases
Using technology and training to reduce the spread of infectious diseases
The ASTEROID project is a three-year training outreach program starting in Dec 2020.
It aims to improve the recognition, treatment, notification and prevention of infectious diseases in Timor-Leste.
What are we doing?
Deliver training in community healthcare centres
We devloped and delivered an integrated training in infectious disease control which has been endorsed by the Timor Leste Ministry of health.
This training has allowed enhanced recognition, reporting and management of key infectious diseases across Timor Leste.
Participants increased their knowledge across a range of topics by 14% and follow up after training is being implemented to reinforce the changes to clinical practice.
So far we have:
Delivered training at 26 community health centres
HAROMAN Mobile App
The Haroman (meaning bring to light) mobile app to enhance information accessibility. The App contains 17 training modules of our infectious diseases program.
The app provides fingertip access to summary pages and quick reference tools on National Treatment Guidelines – previously unavailable
So far more than:
592 training modules have been completed
Latest News about ASTEROID
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International Annual Health Scientific Conference Last week, the International Annual Health Scientific Conference, “Tackling Endemic Infectious Disease in the Era of COVID-19 Pandemic” was held
How do you reach health care professionals that are scattered throughout Timor Leste and provide them with up-to-date and easily accessible information to assist decision
Who we work with on this program?
Timor-Leste Ministry of Health
Indo-Pacific Center for Health Security
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Menzies School of Health Research
Northern Territory General Practice Education
The ASTEROID team
Tarcisia Rosa B da Silva
Medical Educator - ASTEROID
Maria (Zytha) Filomena de Sousa
ASTEROID Video Production Officer
Mobile app maintainence and hosting
To keep any mobile application running smoothly and efficiently, what is needed in a health environment, we need to perform regular security updates and maintenance, as well as hosting the application.