The Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response – Global Health Security Agenda Course

Course Duration: 4 Weeks
Delivery Mode: Online
Eligibility: IDI Staff
Course Availability: Restricted
Course fee: Open access


The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), in partnership with Ministry of Health Public Health Emergency Operations Center, (MoH/PHEOC), the Ministry of Health Epidemiology and Surveillance Division (MoH/ESD), the Health Information Systems Project (HISP), the Zoonotic Disease Coordination Office (ZDCO)/One Health Coordination Office (OHCO), the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL), the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), the Public Health Fellowship Program/Makerere School of Public Health (PHFP/MakSPH), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries, and Fisheries, the National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (MAAIF/NADDEC) drafted a curriculum to help harmonize training activities in surveillance and epidemiology in an effort to build capacity of the human, animal, and environmental health workforce so that Uganda’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies at source through One Health is strengthened.

Course Aim

The general objective of this training is to update selected IDI staff on Uganda’s commitment to comply with the IHR (2005) and the National Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) Technical Guidelines including the JEE process, and the role of the GHSA as a catalyst facilitating Uganda’s obligation to comply with IHR 2005.


This is a modular course with illustrative PowerPoint sessions, videos, live tutorials and discussions.

Module 1

IHR, JEE, IDSR and GHSA – A brief Overview

Module 2

National One Health Platform (NOHP)

Module 3

PHE Detection and Validation in Uganda

Module 4

Introduction to IPC

Module 5

Acute Febrile Illness

Module 6

Case-Based Disease Surveillance System DHIS2 Overview

Module 7

Epidemiology and Surveillance PART 1

Module 8

Epidemiology and Surveillance PART 2

Module 9

Overview of the Role of the Laboratory in Outbreak investigations

Module 10

National Specimen Transport Referral Network (NSTRN)

Module 11

Specimen Collection

Module 12

The Point of Care Testing Devices (POCT)

Trainers will include IDI trainers with expertise in the different areas of the course.

At a glance

4 weeks


Discussion forums

live tutorials



Pass mark