The Akros Approach

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB

We drill down to the basics. What do you actually need? What are the tools you need to get you there without unnecessary bells and whistles?

CONTEXT IS KING

Knowing the intricacies of where you work is paramount. We involve local leadership and keep everyone involved with feedback loops.

WE DESIGN + BUILD

Not only do we design the right surveillance system for your needs, we walk along side you as the system is built and implemented.

LONG-HAUL THINKING

Many surveillance systems are designed to be used for one project for a specified period of time. So that’s how they’re designed. We don’t like that. Our systems are designed to be something that can be passed along to be used well into the future.

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Reveal—spatial intelligence for planning, targeting, and real-time management of interventions in low-resource settings – A Case Study

The Denominator Challenge Accurate quantification of a population, and the ability to locate this population with precision, are fundamental requirements for reporting the true coverage and effectiveness of public health interventions—such as childhood immunizations, indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria, or mass drug administration (MDA) for neglected tropical diseases. Public health interventions, however, often rely […]

When good leadership meets smart technology

On a sweltering summer day in Siavonga, a lakeside jewel of Zambia’s Southern Province, I sat down with Mr. Bisael Phiri, the District Surveillance Officer for Siavonga District, to get his perspective on the malaria situation in his region and at large in Zambia. A breeze lazily floating through an open window and a small […]

Reveal takes aim at malaria parasite through mass drug administration campaigns in Southern Province, Zambia

Deep in Zambia’s Southern Province, in a town a three-hour drive away from the district’s largest city and economic hub (Siavonga), lies Manchamvwa Health Facility. This clinic serves as the focal point for the health needs of hundreds of people who live in the surrounding villages, and as such, is often overwhelmed with the many […]

Operationalizing spatial intelligence means saving lives

As a spatial epidemiology PhD student, I was drawn to questions about how the environment relates to and facilitates vector-borne disease (diseases that are spread by vectors like mosquitos). These questions and interests tend to lead spatial epidemiology graduate school students (like I was) straight into the land of building spatial models. We effectively try [...]

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