ABOUT US

VISION
“A center of excellence in applied epidemiology and surveillance that promotes public health decisions guided by strategic information for best possible health outcomes.”

EB continues to aspire to be known as the critical DOH office that provides services on applied epidemiology and surveillance for public health actions to be made to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the country.

MISSION
We provide stakeholders with surveillance and epidemiologic information to prevent and control outbreaks and to improve health policies, programs, and systems;
We develop competent health personnel to detect and respond to public health threats.

To achieve the vision, EB will continue to dispense quality, timely and relevant surveillance and epidemiologic information to identified stakeholders as crucial input for decision-making regarding health policies, programs and systems. EB will also establish itself as a bureau that builds competencies of health personnel, especially for detection and response to public health threats.

GOAL
Goals on Public Health System Development

EB is able to perform cutting-edge data analysis to generate strategic information and establish processes to trigger appropriate public health actions

EB is able to provide technical assistance in establishing functional and sustainable ESUs that can provide timely and relevant core health information to partners who will generate appropriate public health actions
Goal on Training and Capacity Building

EB is able to produce competent and dedicated national and local staff on: public health surveillance and outbreak investigation including data management, survey and research, monitoring and evaluation, data use, health information system development and sustainability, and strategic communication

The two-pronged goals of EB considers the areas of public health system and training and capacity-building. For the former, EB aims to be at the forefront of advancements in data analysis and information dissemination, not only its central and regional offices but also the ESUs in the local level, to contribute to critical decisions made on public health concerns. For the latter, EB aims to replicate itself by capacitating other national and local health personnel to be able to implement surveillance and applied epidemiology functions in their specific areas of work.