Health assessment has been highlighted as one of the three core functions of public health along with policy development and health assurance, in a 1988 landmark report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Public health surveillance, open called the cornerstone of public health practice, is an essential element of the health assessment function. The certiﬁcate course in public health surveillance, by Public Health Foundation of India, in collaboration with the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), aims to build capacity of human resource in health care and allied sectors in the science and practice of public health surveillance.
The course commences from 2nd Jan 2017
The course will contribute towards building a dynamic health workforce for Transforming Public Health Surveillance
in the 21st century to ensure health security and promote health equity.