As technical officer I have to handle a large amount of data generated by the field institutions and decide on its relevance in devising the technical program of the department which includes incidence/ prevalence of various diseases, outbreak investigations, devising surveillance programs and likewise. The course has been of great help deliver my duties in a more professional manner and I look forward to utilize the knowledge accrued for “Human health through livestock wealth”. Lately, I have been given the charge of a flagship program launched by GOI which goes by the title of “National Animal Disease Reporting System”. The program is all about generating Animal Disease Data esp. for those disease notified by “Office International des Epizooties” which is a parallel body governing livestock issues as is WHO in health sector. It is an online disease register in Livestock sector and once fully functional would not only contribute to estimate disease burden in livestock but also, through an online outbreak reporting integrated with SMS prevent major outbreaks including diseases of zoonotic nature. To be honest I felt that the study material is of good standard. Online lectures by Dr. Preeti Neghandhi are of very good quality and she has been very responsive to the queries posted on discussion board.
Post Graduate Diploma in Epidemiology (PGDEPI)
-- Dr. Muyeen Ahmad Chesti