Our Objectives

The objectives of the NICD are:

  • To detect communicable disease outbreaks and epidemics through surveillance and research.
  • To effectively respond and anticipate imminent communicable disease outbreaks and epidemics.
  • To engage in directed and relevant research in order to answer questions related to national and regional public health communicable diseases problems, their surveillance and management.
  • To provide a reference function for communicable diseases laboratories in the public and private sectors, nationally, regionally and internationally.
  • To build and strengthen capacity for communicable diseases response, nationally and regionally.