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Table 1 The multi-disciplinary training of health workers conducted to revitalise IDSR in Uganda, 2015–2016

From: The design and implementation of the re-vitalised integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) in Uganda, 2013–2016

  Type of Training Level of Training Target Audience Duration of Training Funder
1 IDSR Training District based Operational health workers and the District Health Team (DHT)
District rapid response teams (DRRT): comprised of DHT and other “one health” technical personnel;
District Task Force (DTF): The DRRT plus district technical and political leadership
5 days UK Aid Department for International Development (DFID) WHO-AFRO, Polio eradication initiative, Central Emergency Response Fund, the Newborn Adolescent and Child Health (RMANCH) continuum of care, and USAID through WHO,
2 Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers (VHF) case management and IPC Regional Regional teams comprised of mainly clinicians (doctors, nurses, clinical officers) and non-clinicians (hygienists, ambulance drivers, mortuary attendants, askaris etc). 5 days DFID, WHO
3 Training for laboratory workers on sample collection, packaging and transportation of infectious specimens Regional Regional teams comprised of Laboratory health workers, hub riders, postal service personnel 5 days United States Centres for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC)
4 Other Trainings: District level epidemiology training program District based, modular District Health Officers, District Veterinary Officers, District Laboratory Focal Person, Health sub-district in-charges 3 month Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) through the US CDC