The International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) require State Parties to meet the specific core capacity requirements for surveillance and response in order to early detect, investigate and respond to all public health risks. To achieve this, health-related information should be collected and shared with the relevant authorities in a timely manner for prompt actions.
To enhance the national and global health security in accordance with the IHR, the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) in collaboration with the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) through the SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS) based at SUA is organizing a training on capacity strengthening of the PoE health surveillance using digital platform. The initiative targets all PoE categories in Tanzania i.e. ports, airports and ground crossings to enhance timely capture and transmission of health-related signals and events to the national health surveillance system.
The training will cover core functions of disease surveillance, ethics, international health regulations, national and global health security and use of digital technology to enhance the functionalities of the surveillance system.
The Training of Trainers (ToT) model will be adopted, intending to build a pool of competent instructors who will subsequently transmit the gained knowledge and skills to other officials at their respective PoE sites. This phase of training focuses on the capacity strengthening of the PoE health officials, immigration, security and information desks officers and the PoE managers.
Place: Morogoro, Tanzania