Epi Info Strengthens Iraq’s Surveillance Capacity - Spotlight

Communicable diseases remain the leading cause of illness, death and disability globally and in Iraq. Even though well-known efficacious responses are available for the control and prevention of these diseases, the capacity for timely detection, confirmation and response actions needs reliable public health systems. To support Iraq’s efforts to develop these systems, the USAID Primary Health Care Project in Iraq (PHCPI) is working to improve the capacity of the Ministry of Health’s (MOH’s) surveillance staff on the already established Epi Info surveillance program to strengthen their capacity on outbreak detection and preparedness and response across Iraq.

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