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ICT for HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Reporting Course


HIV/AIDS surveillance and reporting enhances efforts to prevent HIV transmission, improve allocation of resources for treatment services, and assist in evaluating the impact of public health interventions. This course will provide training in new methods, techniques and best practices related to effective reporting data on AIDS cases, new infections, and behavior and characteristics of people at high risk to relevant authorities. The general aims of the course are to familiarize participants with ICT including mobile phone and tablets in data collection and disseminating of HIV/AIDS surveillance to providers and institutions responsible for implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention control.


5 days

Who should attend?

Medical practitioners in charge of HIV/AIDS programs, project officers, researchers and data collectors

The objectives of the training courses are to:

  • Increase capacities of participants in development and implementation of HIV/AIDS surveillance and reporting
  • Provide a practical overview of methods and approaches used in surveillance data collection, analysis and reporting
  • Introduce participants to ICT with the emphasis on open data kit in collecting HIV/AIDS data
  • Describe the importance of dissemination of HIV/AIDS surveillance data to providers and institutions responsible for implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention and control programmes
  • Assist participants in applying the course contents in their countries

Module 1: Introduction

  • Global HIV/AIDS epidemiology and the impact of the epidemic
  • General principles and key epidemiological issues of public health surveillance
  • Components of HIV surveillance systems
  • Basic HIV surveillance principles and concepts
  • Establishing a HIV surveillance system

Module 2: HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data

  • Obtaining useful and high-quality data
  • Examining data to determine the distribution of infection
  • Principles of effective data use
  • Using surveillance to evaluate effectiveness of programmatic response and programme coverage
  • Most common weaknesses in HIV surveillance data
  • Sources of bias in HIV surveys
  • Mechanisms for an efficient system for using data

Module 3: HIV/AIDS Data Collection Using ODK

  • Introduction to ODK
  • Preparing the mobile phone for data collection
  • ODK basics training
  • ODK survey and implementation

Module 4: Analyzing HIV/AIDS Surveillance data

  • Sorting the data records
  • Performing summary statistics (for numerical data)
  • Summarizing data into frequency tables
  • Calculating percentages and rates.

Module 5: Writing Surveillance Report

  • Steps in producing national HIV report
  • Presentation of data for different audiences
  • Developing interesting and persuasive presentations
  • Bringing together programme planning and advocacy
  • Presenting data to specific user groups



This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of4participants. You can have it delivered in ourIRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Tel:+254 (020) 211 3814.

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Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 15th July 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals15%of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance14days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made14days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 22-07-2019
Event End Date 26-07-2019
Cut off date 15-07-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 69,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 790
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 920
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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