Strategy

To provide an effective, efficient and cost effective Communicable Disease Service, to the citizens of eThekwini Municipality, thus contributing towards the prevention, promotion, intervention and management of communicable diseases, thereby reducing morbidity and mortality caused by communicable diseases.

Objectives

  • To render a quality Communicable Disease Service, keeping within statutory requirements, Local and National norms and standards and effectively contributing towards building a healthy nation, by:
     
  • Providing HIV/AIDS programs that focuses on the reduction of the impact of HIV/AIDS in individuals, families and communities
     
  • Containing and managing the outbreak of communicable diseases;
     
  • Providing a specialized service to diagnose, manage and treat TB.
     
  • Providing a specialized service for the management and treatment of  Sexually Transmitted Infections.
     
  • Monitoring and evaluation of all Communicable Disease programs, specifically on priority diseases i.e. TB, HIVAIDS and Malaria.
     
  • Implementing a service whereby occurrences of vectors are monitored, controlled and eradicated to reduce the transmission of vector borne diseases.