Schools inherently foster the transmission of infections from person to person because they are a group setting in which people are in close contact and share supplies and equipment. Surveillance is important in schools and actions that can help control the spread of infections are the key to effective disease control in the community . School health physicians should play an important role in surveillance. Their training on data collection, analysis, reporting and importance of feedback is recommended in order to improve the disease surveillance system and therefore the prevention and control of diseases.
We assessed the effect of a training program on the knowledge of school physicians regarding surveillance. The purpose of evaluation is to improve the information provided and thereby help improve service provision and delivery.