The Head of Division, Disease Surveillance and Intelligence reports to the Director, Africa CDC and is responsible for leading and coordinating the agency public health infectious disease monitoring and surveillance programmes. The Head oversees multi-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out specific technical work in developing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating the systems and tools employed by Africa CDC to carry out the disease surveillance framework and implementation platform outlined in the agency’s strategic plan. The Division’s work will be implemented through a variety of initiatives including Africa CDC’s Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Networks (RISLNET) in collaboration with Member States, National Public Health Institutes, and other technical partners to strengthen capacities and enhance efficiencies of existing public health assets in the region to effectively prevent, rapidly detect, and resolutely respond to current and emerging public health threats.
The Division’s activities will also build on existing public health disease surveillance systems and activities to generate data and reporting against targeted diseases to yield routine and events-based surveillance information for use by the Africa CDC, including its Regional Collaborating Centres (RCC) and Member State constituencies, and its core public health partners. The Division will also build related technical capacity of its constituent base through training and delivery of technical assistance.
The Head of Division, Disease Surveillance and Intelligence shall: