Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases, are the leading causes of death claiming over 70% of all deaths worldwide, with the burden greatest in low- and middle-income countries. NCDs result in tremendous health care costs, limit productivity, and undermine the Sustainable Development Goals. The world is more connected by mobile phones than ever before, providing an opportunity to collect NCD data by leveraging mobile phone technology. Mobile phone surveys have the potential to produce timely, affordable, and accurate data to monitor public health trends.
Surveda is an innovative web-based platform that allows countries to design and implement surveys using text messages (SMS), automated phone calls (IVR), mobile web, or mixed modes.
Knowledge Base offers a searchable repository of survey manuals, instructional videos, and other support tools. Users can also share their experiences through a collaborative forum and work with other users and experts.