PAHO initiative to strengthen NCD surveillance: Rapid Mobile Phone Survey (RaMPS)
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RaMPS is a PAHO surveillance tool to quickly assess noncommunicable disease (NCD) policies and interventions using mobile phones. The RaMPS initiative was developed and first launched in 2020 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly collect NCD data when traditional surveillance efforts were paused. Mobile phone surveys are being used as an efficient, low-cost method to collect timely data from adults that can complement traditional NCD surveillance systems. RaMPS do not replace household surveys.
For more information, visit the RaMPS page.