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Integrated Disease Surveillance Project

Integrated Disease Surveillance Project funded by the World Bank is being implemented since November 2004 with the objective of strengthening surveillance system with various Communicable Diseases and Risk Factor of Non-Communicable Diseases. One of the important component of the Project is to use Information Technology and Communication Technology in data management, analysis and rapid response in case of impending outbreaks. To strengthen transmission of data, the Ministry of Health & FW and Indian Space Research organization (ISRO) have agreed to cooperate in providing satellite linkage for various activities under World Bank funded Integrated Disease Surveillance Project. ISRO would provide adequate bandwidth on one of its satellite, EDUSAT for this Project. This satellite has 5 regional beams and one national beam covering the entire country.