Welcome to Nivārana
Nivārana is a communicable disease surveillance and analysis system focused on swift data collection, efficient data processing and rapid information dissemination in order to control and prevent the spread of communicable disease. While other electronic disease surveillance initiatives and systems mainly focus on data collection and analysis, Nivarana places equal emphasis on swift information dissemination as well, to facilitate rapid response to disease outbreaks in their early stages. The system is designed based on the object oriented methodology and implemented based on java technologies and uses free and open source software libraries and tools. The system is designed with minimum implementation and recurrent costs critical for developing countries like Sri Lanka.
Nivārana was initiated in year 2009 and was developed for the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lankain the by Asanga Wickramasinghe, BSc (ICT) with Dr. Risintha Premaratne, Consultant Epidemiologist of the Epidemiology Unit, Ministry of Health and Dr. Shiromi Arunatilake, Senior Lecturer of University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC).