The NICD functions as a national resource, providing information and specialist consultancy services to public health authorities working in the field of communicable diseases. These authorities include national, provincial and local governmental departments of health, healthcare professionals and both public and international health bodies.
Alongside direct communication methods, the NICD issues regular publications via the internet and in-house publications to communicate issues surrounding communicable diseases such as local and international outbreaks, immunization, travel advisories and reviews, to mention but a few.
Consultancy services are also offered for the following:
- Patient management
- Public health communicable disease issues
- Post-exposure counselling and interventions
- Travel advisories
- Immunization advisories
- Outbreak management
- Forward planning