Waterborne Disease Surveillance in DRC

Waterborne Disease Surveillance
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

IGC is working with the DRC CDC Country Office, CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, CDC’s Emergency Response and Recovery Branch to provide technical subject matter expertise for waterborne disease surveillance and program management. IGC’s waterborne disease surveillance specialists provide oversight and direct implementation of surveillance, case management, laboratory capacity and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities to prevent and control waterborne diseases with epidemic potential.

IGC personnel work directly with the National Program for the Elimination of Cholera and the Control of Other Diarrheal Diseases, Ministry of Health, the Institute National de Recherche Biomedical and other CDC implementing partners in DRC. Activities led by IGC include providing technical input in the creation of CDC and country-wide enteric disease strategies, leading technical trainings, participation in stakeholder meetings, and provide direct technical expertise to advise in the implementation of activities.