Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS)
WHO’s Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) is an application designed to improve disease outbreak detection in emergency settings, such as in countries in conflict or following a natural disaster. Specifically, EWARS consist of an online, desktop, and mobile application that can be rapidly configured and deployed within 48 hours of an emergency being declared.
EWARS in a box: Everything you need in the field
EWARS in a box is a kit containing the essential equipment needed to establish surveillance and response in emergencies.
Deployed during an emergency as an adjunct to the national disease surveillance system, it is a collection of all the equipment needed to rapidly establish early warning, alert and response activities, particularly in difficult and remote field settings without reliable internet or electricity.
The kit can support surveillance for 50 fixed or mobile clinics serving roughly 500,000 people.