The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched HASANA on Tuesday, an integrated electronic public health system for disease surveillance and management to manage and cure the spread of communicable diseases.
It will be used by all public health providers in Dubai whether private or government, such as schools, hospitals and clinics to manage immunization, investigations and outbreaks.
This system will plan and deliver mass immunization campaigns in schools and provide almost 281,577 private school students in Dubai with immunization records.
1,511 students are expected to be vaccinated. The campaign was started on April 22 and ends on May 16. The total number of students to be vaccinated by the end of the 2018 academic year is 23,158.
The Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA Humaid Al Qutami said, “HASANA is an important addition to the overall projects and initiatives implemented by the DHA in order to preserve the health and life of the members of society and to reach a healthier and happier society.”
The CEO of Primary Health Care Sector Dr Manal Taryam explained that the parents of a child living in Dubai will be able to view the child’s vaccination schedule from their mobile phones and get reminders when their child is due for next vaccination by using Tifli mobile application to ensure that they won’t be immunized multiple times and that they are safe from communicable diseases.
The Director of IT at the DHA Amani Al Jassmi said that this public health solution for disease surveillance management system will integrate all the DHA and private health facilities in Dubai and providing a single immunization record for each client and a robust system to manage and contain the spread of communicable diseases.