The Epidemiology Unit is responsible for the following areas:

  • Implementation of Integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) which monitors 15 diseases or conditions such as Malaria, TB, Schistosomiasis, AFP, NNT, Measles, Bacterial meningitis, Viral Haemorrhagic fever, STIs, cholera, HIV and AIDS, Dysentery, Plague, Poliomyelitis, Leprosy, and Pneumonia in under 5 children.
  • Implementation of cholera control and prevention activities.
  • Implementation of HIV Sentinel Surveillance.
  • Coordinating and implementing ARV monitoring and threshold surveys.


The vision of the Unit is early disease outbreak detection and timely dissemination of information for action against epidemic prone diseases and diseases of public health concern.


The Epidemiology Unit aims to strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response.