Welcome to the IDI Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response training

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.

Course Type & Duration

This course comprises 12 sessions which will be run over a 6 week period from 17th August 2020 - 25th September 2020. The course is mostly self-paced whereby learners will endeavour to study the content within a given week at their own time that week without strict study times.

Course Outline

Week 0:
11 – 14 Aug 2020

Session 0: Induction to the course and the IDI Virtual Learning Platform

Week 1:
17 – 21 Aug 2020

Session 1: IHR, JEE, IDSR and GHSA – A brief Overview

Session 2: National One Health Platform (NOHP)

Week 2:
24 – 28 Aug 2020

Session 3: PHE Detection and Validation in Uganda

Session 4: Introduction to IPC

Week 3:
31 Aug – 4 Sep 2020

Session 5: Acute Febrile Illness

Session 6: Case-Based Disease Surveillance System DHIS2 Overview

Week 4:
7 – 11 Sep 2020

Session 7: Epidemiology and Surveillance PART 1

Session 8: Epidemiology and Surveillance PART 2

Week 5:
14 – 18 Sep 2020

Session 9: Overview of the Role of the Laboratory in Outbreak investigations

Session 10: National Specimen Transport Referral Network (NSTRN)

Week 6:
21 – 25 Sep 2020

Session 11: Specimen Collection

Session 12: The Point Of Care Testing Devices (POCT)


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Acknowledgements

The following partners were key contributors to the development of the eIDSR training curriculum. Through a collaborative and iterative process, partners drafted a curriculum to help harmonize training activities in surveillance and epidemiology with the aim of building local capacity of the human, animal, and environmental health workforce so that Uganda’s capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health emergencies with emphasis on the One Health approach.

  1. The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)
  2. The Ministry of Health (MoH)
    • Public Health Emergency Operations Centre (PHEOC)
    • Epidemiology and Surveillance Division (ESD)
    • Zoonotic Disease Coordination Office (ZDCO)
    • One Health Coordination Office (OHCO)
    • Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL)
  3. The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI),
  4. Health Information Systems Project (HISP) Uganda
  5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  6. African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
  7. Public Health Fellowship Program/Makerere School of Public Health (PHFP/MakSPH),
  8. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries, and Fisheries (MAAIF)
    • National Animal Disease Diagnostics and Epidemiology Centre (NADDEC)