Evaluation of Communicable Diseases Surveillance System Structure in Mosul City
Keywords:Evaluation, Surveillance System, Communicable Diseases
Background: One of the most important global public health issues and it is a major source of death for many people around the world. Illnesses caused by infection invasion of the body with specific germs such as viruses, bacteria, funguses, and parasites.
Aim(s): Evaluatıng communicable diseases surveillance system structure at Mosul City.
Methodology: A descriptive study using an evaluation approach is conducted to evaluate the Communicable Diseases Surveillance System Structure in Mosul City from April 20th 2022 to May 21th 2023. A non-probability multistage sample was adopted of the study, as twenty-three (23) health institutions are chosen and interview is conducted with health staff works in the communicable diseases Surveillance System. Developed evaluation tool (Questionnaire) used to collect the data according to WHO framework (Generic Questionnaire) for monitoring and evaluating surveillance and response system for communicable disease.
Results: The outcomes indicate that the most of system's organizational structure component are effective, available and sufficient to implement such system for the benefit of consumers from communicable diseases services’ in relation to patient surveillance manual, personnel, resources and supplies and training. However, the study findings showed that Public Health Department, both healthcare sectors and hospitals, in Mosul City, have much better organizational structure of Communicable Diseases Surveillance System than Main and Family Medicine Primary Healthcare Centers.
Conclusion: All hospitals, in Mosul City, have presented an experimental evidence that their organizational structure of the Communicable Diseases Surveillance System is well competent to implement it.
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