Public Health Surveillance and epidemic /outbreak management
Public health surveillance is the continuous, systematic collection, analysis and interpretation of health-related data needed for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.
The information generated helps;
Serves as an early warning system for impending public health emergencies;
Documents the impact of an intervention, or track progress towards specified goals; and
Monitor and clarify the epidemiology of health problems, to allow priorities to be set and to inform public health policy and strategies.
Participants will be equipped with theoretical surveillance knowledge and practical data analysis, interpretation and application of surveillance information. Target group: This course will be of much value to health workers directly involved in data collection at health facilities, monitoring and evaluation officers and health managers working with government and non-governmental organizations.