ICT for HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Reporting Course


HIV/AIDS surveillance and reporting enhances efforts to prevent HIV transmission, improve allocation of resources for treatment services, and assist in evaluating the impact of public health interventions. This course will provide training in new methods, techniques and best practices related to effective reporting data on AIDS cases, new infections, and behavior and characteristics of people at high risk to relevant authorities. The general aims of the course are to familiarize participants with ICT including mobile phone and tablets in data collection and disseminating of HIV/AIDS surveillance to providers and institutions responsible for implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention control.


5 days

Who should attend

  • Medical practitioners in charge of HIV/AIDS programs, project officers, researchers and data collectors

Register for the course

Face to Face Schedules By Location
Dubai Schedules:
Arusha Schedules:
Johannesburg Schedules:
Kampala Schedules:
Pretoria Schedules:
Cape Town Schedules:
Dar es Salaam Schedules:
Zanzibar Schedules:
Accra Schedules:
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
IHS06 4 Mar 2024 - 8 Mar 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IHS06 1 Apr 2024 - 5 Apr 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IHS06 6 May 2024 - 10 May 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | USD 1,100 Register
IHS06 3 Jun 2024 - 7 Jun 2024 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 83,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

The objectives of the training courses are to:

  • Increase capacities of participants in development and implementation of HIV/AIDS surveillance and reporting
  • Provide a practical overview of methods and approaches used in surveillance data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Introduce participants to ICT with the emphasis on open data kit in collecting HIV/AIDS data
  • Describe the importance of dissemination of HIV/AIDS surveillance data to providers and institutions responsible for implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes
  • Assist participants in applying the course contents in their countries

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • Global HIV/AIDS epidemiology and the impact of the epidemic
  • General principles and key epidemiological issues of public health surveillance
  • Components of HIV surveillance systems
  • Basic HIV surveillance principles and concepts
  • Establishing a HIV surveillance system

Module 2: HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data

  • Obtaining useful and high-quality data
  • Examining data to determine the distribution of infection
  • Principles of effective data use
  • Using surveillance to evaluate effectiveness of programmatic response and programme coverage
  • Most common weaknesses in HIV surveillance data
  • Sources of bias in HIV surveys
  • Mechanisms for an efficient system for using data

Module 3: HIV/AIDS Data Collection Using ODK

  • Introduction to ODK
  • Preparing the mobile phone for data collection
  • ODK basics training
  • ODK survey and implementation

Module 4: Analyzing HIV/AIDS Surveillance data

  • Sorting the data records
  • Performing summary statistics (for numerical data)
  • Summarizing data into frequency tables
  • Calculating percentages and rates.

Module 5: Writing Surveillance Report

  • Steps in producing national HIV report
  • Presentation of data for different audiences
  • Developing interesting and persuasive presentations
  • Bringing together programme planning and advocacy
  • Presenting data to specific user groups

Course Administration Details:


The instructor-led training is 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 Institute (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 are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

Mobile: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date

Send proof of payment to [email protected]


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