The Disease Surveillance, Prevention, Response and Control Division

The Disease Surveillance, Prevention, Response and Control Division is mandated to oversee the epidemiological and diseases control programs in the country. It has the following sections:

1. Epidemiology Unit: The main functions of the unit include; conducting disease surveillance and International Health Regulations (IHR)activities using the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy, outbreak investigation and response in collaboration with the public health reference laboratory, conduct HIV and Syphilis sentinel surveillance, conduct HIV drug resistance survey, provide training to health workers on surveillance and data management and supports disease programs in conducting national surveys.

2. Disease Control Program (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, TB, Schistosomiasis, Trypanosomiasis, Skin & Leprosy, Onchocerciasis, Lymphatic Filariasis, Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI), and Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)): The main functions are to coordinate implementation of disease control interventions, develop clinical guidelines, mobilize resources, develop training curricula, and conduct monitoring and evaluation activities. The disease control programs collaborate with the Epidemiology Unit and National Public Health Reference Laboratory in conducting national surveys, disease outbreak investigation and response among others.