Vision/ Mission/ Mandates

Vision

Center of excellence for Disease Prevention and Control

Mission

Provide scientific information to facilitate evidence-based policy decision and intervention to prevent, control, eliminate and eradicate diseases of public health concern

Goal

To provide reliable scientific information on health and diseases to ensure well-informed policies and promote planning of effective and sustainable public health interventions.

Core Values

  • Professionalism
  • Competence
  • Quality
  • Ethical

Mandate

  1. Conduct surveillance on public health important diseases (Annual Health Conference in 2009 directives).
  2. Conduct outbreak and response (Annual Health Conference in 2009 directives).
  3. Provide reference laboratory services for public health important diseases (Annual Health Conference in 2009 directives.
  4. Monitor food and water public health safety (Water Act 2012).
  5. Monitor the quality of medicinal products/pharmaceutical drugs (Medicine Act 2003).
  6. Testing narcotic and psychotropic substances (NDPSSA Act 2005).
  7. Provide information on poison and its management (DoPH directive 2013).
  8. Responsible for laboratory services quality assurance (MoH directive 2017).
  9. Conduct basic and applied research (MoH and DoPH directive 2009).
  10. Develop capacity of health professionals in laboratory science and epidemiology (Annual Health Conference in 2009 directive).

 

Strategic Direction

  1. Strengthen diseases/syndromes indicator and event-based surveillance including event response capacity building by developing/reviewing standard guidelines/tools and electronic-based surveillance and training human resource.
  2. Strengthen laboratory capacity to detect infectious disease pathogens of high public health concern by training human resource and introducing appropriate technology/methods.
  3. Strengthen bio-safety practices in handling clinical specimens for surveillance of high consequence pathogens.
  4. Strengthen surveillance and laboratory capacity on food, nutrition and water-related public health problems by training human resource and introducing appropriate technology/methods.
  5. Establish food and nutrition testing and poison information centre by recruiting human resource and introducing appropriate technology/methods.
  6. Strengthen laboratory capacity to test the quality of pharmaceutical products by training human resource and introducing appropriate technology/methods.
  7. Enhanced research capacity by conducting high quality applied and operational research studies on health and diseases of national concern.
  8. Build technical capacity through technical collaboration and institutional linkages with relevant national and international institutes.