The management of latent tuberculosis infection or Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy (TPT) guidelines, provide evidence-based recommendations for the management of persons with latent TB infection in Rwanda. The latent tuberculosis infection is a significant driver of TB disease. It’s estimated to affect over 2 billion persons worldwide. People with high risk of the progression of the latent TB infection to TB diseases are: PLHIV, contacts of TB patients bacteriologically confirmed, etc… The treatment of latent TB prevent the development of TB disease and help eliminating TB through a decrease in the pool of persons who can eventually reactivate TB and transmit it to others. 

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.

Description of Course:

The Rwanda Biomedical Center through ESR Division  has  been using web-based application to support M&E activities and action plans since 2012. That system has been upgraded to meet program new data needs and provide better and timely data to support in outbreaks management. This course has been designed to continuously support refresher sessions and capacity building of new staff supporting disease surveillance and response interventions across the country, mainly focusing on how to report cases and use the Integrated Diseases Surveillance and Response system, creating data analysis outputs for other utilities.