Project Example

Mo-Buzz: Social Media for Dengue Control

Mo-Buzz is a social media app developed in Sri Lanka that citizens can use to:

  • Report “hotspots” – to keep track of those parts of the city that are most affected by dengue. People can use this information to take preventive steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes if they are living in, or traveling to these areas
  • Complain about breeding sites – citizens can report dengue breeding sites and dengue symptoms to the local authority using simple forms on their mobile app that are automatically geo-tagged. This will help the municipality to monitor how dengue is spreading in real-time and alert them to take necessary steps quickly.
  • Learn more about dengue

Source: COSMIC

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019