Protocol for the assessment of national communicable disease surveillance and response systems. Guidelines for assessment teams
Protocol for the Assessment of National Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Systems. Guidelines for Assessment Teams
What should this document be used for?
What is the national surveillance system?
Why assess the national surveillance system?
What is a multi-disease or integrated approach to disease surveillance?
What are the aims and objectives of the assessment?
What should be assessed?
What should guide the assessment?
Procedures, activities and timetable of the assessment
Phase I Planning the mission
Phase II The Assessment
Step 1 Pre-assessment facilitated workshop with national team
Step 2 Training of assessment teams
Step 3 Field assessment
Step 4 Analysis and preliminary report writing
Step 5 Post-assessment workshop to present preliminary findings
Phase III Workshop to elaborate plan of action
Phase IV Follow-up of the implementation of the multi-disease approach to surveillance
List of Annexes
Annex 1.0 Surveillance Definitions
Annex 2.0 Mission Planning Checklist
Annex 2.1 Logistics Checklist
Annex 2.2 MOH/WR Planning Spreadsheet
Annex 3.0 Setting of Objectives for Assessment and Team Organization.
Annex 3.1 Prototype Terms of Reference for Assessment
Annex 3.2 List of Participants in Assessment Team
Annex 4.0 Priority Setting Exercise
Annex 5.0 Inventory of Current Surveillance Activities
Annex 5.1 Description of Major Surveillance Activities to Identify Gaps
Annex 6.0 Surveillance System(s), Flow Chart(s) and Task Description
Annex 7.0 Task Analysis by Level for Priority Diseases
Annex 8.0 Designing Tools for Field Assessment
Annex 9.0 Selection of Assessment Sites and Scheduling of Visits
Annex 9.1 Selection of Samples for Regions, Districts, and Health Facilities
Annex 9.2 Schedule and Logistics
Annex 9.3 Conduct During Field Assessment
Annex 10.0 Analysis, Preliminary Report Writing
Annex 10.1 Prototype Report Writing Format
Annex 11.0 PoA Matrix
Annex 12.0 Generic Questionnaires
Annex 13.0 Laboratory Assessment
Annex 14.0 Assessment of Geographic Information Systems and Mapping Resources