05 October 2020, Morogoro, Tanzania–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 Foundation) based at the Sokoine University launched a training on capacity strengthening of the Point of Entry health surveillance using digital platform.
The training was officiated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor-Academic of the Sokoine University Prof. Maulid Mwatawala and Port Manager from the Ministry of Health Dr. Remidius Kakulu.
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.