Africa CDC aims to strengthen the capacity and capability of Africa’s public health institutes to detect and respond quickly and effectively to disease threats and outbreaks, based on data-driven interventions and programmes.
In this regard, Africa CDC has drafted a Terms of Reference to organize Global Burden of Disease (GBD) training workshop for the five African Union Regions; the training Workshop for East African Member States was conducted successfully from the 5th to 9th, September 2022. Taking the lessons learnt from this, Africa CDC conducted a further Training Workshop for the Western African member states from the 14th to 18th of November 2022 Lomé, Togo. The training was provided in collaboration with Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), and Dr. Tiruneh Baye, IHR Strengthening Project Workforce Advisor for Africa CDC, was heavily involved in the organization as well as delivery of this training.
The objectives of the workshop included
Following the training, the participants stated that they have gained better understanding of how to use GBD data to make decisions. In addition, most participants expressed an interest to work with Africa CDC to identify available data points in their country to improve data driven decision making.
Dr Tiruneh Baye