Emerging and re-emerging events with a potential to cause disease outbreak remain a constant threat to global health security. In most developing countries, public health workers and community health workers are supporting initiatives and programmes like polio eradication, onchocerciasis, guinea worm eradication, trachoma control, integrated community case management, maternal and child health integrated programme, and early warning and response to public health emergencies among others. In some countries structures are not functional or are still to be built to detect, prevent and respond to public health events.
Training course on Disease surveillance and Reporting is offered by IRES-ILDC with an aim of strengthening the national capacity for surveillance and control of public health events of national and international concern.
Who Should Attend
The course is intended for researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, from public and private institutions who need to improve their skills on surveillance and reporting of public health related events and concerns.
In this training course participants will learn about surveillance of both infectious and noninfectious diseases, how a disease becomes notifiable, and how to establish and evaluate a surveillance system. The course will also explore how GIS is used to detect outbreaks of disease.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module 1: Introduction to disease surveillance
Define public health surveillance and describe its components
Identify different data sources for surveillance and monitoring health status for a given population
Establish public health priorities for a population
Demonstrate knowledge of how to evaluate and improve surveillance systems
Steps of an outbreak investigation
Module 2: Introduction to surveillance system
Definition of Surveillance System
Types of surveillance systems
Steps and Functions of Surveillance Systems
Module 3: Mapping for surveillance and outbreak investigation
Introduction to GIS
Infectious disease surveillance and GIS
Outbreak investigation and GIS
GIS analysis and mapping techniques
Module 4: Sources and methods of gathering surveillance data
Typical sources of data
Analyzing and interpreting surveillance data
Evaluating and improving surveillance
Module 5: Reporting
Reporting priority diseases
Introduction to reporting tools
When to report (thresholds)
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institiute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
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