The National Public Health and Epidemiology Unit (NPHEU) at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) supports the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the prevention, surveillance, response, and preparedness to deal with communicable disease threats by:
- Providing the evidence base for National HIV and TB Programmes and national strategies for the prevention and control of communicable diseases;
- Providing long-term horizon scanning and risk assessments on infectious threats for clinical and public health practice guidance;
- Conducting national surveillance and audits on healthcare-associated infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention and control; and
- Strengthening the linkage between expertise in public health and epidemiology and policy development.