Community Based diseases surveillance

All important events or emergencies begin in a village or local community as something unusual and can quickly spread and threaten the health, livelihood, and security of an entire nation and even the world.

Disease surveillance in Rwanda has primarily been based in health facilities and hospitals and involved detecting and responding to important health events by collecting information about what makes humans and animals become ill or die. All these have been reported through an integrated disease surveillance system. The MOH is expanding  the IDSR beyond health facilities into communities, which is known as community event-based surveillance (CEBS).

The goal of this course is to teach and mentor users of the CEBS system on the case identification, reporting process , CEBS system manipulation, and data use to inform actions and plans.

Introduction to electronic diseases surveillance system

The RBC’s ESR department has  been using web-based application to support M&E activities and action plans since 2012. This eIDSR was upgraded to meet program data needs and provide better data supporting outbreak management.  This course helps to continuously refresh and  build  capacity of new staff supporting disease surveillance and prevention interventions across the country, mainly focusing on how to report cases and use the eIDSR system.