Diseases Surveillance and Reporting Course

Diseases Surveillance and Reporting Course


Emerging and re-emerging events with a potential to cause disease outbreak remain a constant threat to global health security. In most developing countries, public health workers and community health workers are supporting initiatives and programmes like polio eradication, onchocerciasis, guinea worm eradication, trachoma control, integrated community case management, maternal and child health integrated programme, and early warning and response to public health emergencies among others. In some countries structures are not functional or are still to be built to detect, prevent and respond to public health events.

Training course on Disease surveillance and Reporting is offered with an aim of strengthening the national capacity for surveillance and control of public health events of national and international concern.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, epidemiologists, from public and private institutions who need to improve their skills on surveillance and reporting of public health related events and concerns.

Learning Objectives

In this training course participants will learn about surveillance of both infectious and noninfectious diseases, how a disease becomes notifiable, and how to establish and evaluate a surveillance system. The course will also explore how GIS is used to detect outbreaks of disease.


Module 1: Introduction to disease surveillance

  • Define public health surveillance and describe its components
  • Identify different data sources for surveillance and monitoring health status for a given population
  • Establish public health priorities for a population
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to evaluate and improve surveillance systems
  • Steps of an outbreak investigation

Module 2: Introduction to surveillance system

  • Definition of Surveillance System
  • Types of surveillance systems
  • Steps and Functions of Surveillance Systems

Module 3: Mapping for surveillance and outbreak investigation

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Infectious disease surveillance and GIS
  • Outbreak investigation and GIS
  • GIS analysis and mapping techniques

Module 4: Sources and methods of gathering surveillance data

  • Typical sources of data
  • Analyzing and interpreting surveillance data
  • Disseminating data
  • Evaluating and improving surveillance

Module 5: Reporting

  • Reporting priority diseases
  • Introduction to reporting tools
  • When to report (thresholds)
  • Evaluating reports


The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprise of presentations, practical sessions, and online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals 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 Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 74040112 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 1st June 2021.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Date 06-07-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 06-11-2021 1:00 pm
Cut off date 05-31-2021
Individual Price KSH 70,000.00
Location Nakuru
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