Photographed in January, 2015, as part of a campaign to strengthen public health delivery in the community, Indian Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officers are shown here, providing staff from the Government Hospital in Chennai, in Tamil Nadu, India with training on how to effectively operate a fire extinguisher.
By strengthening the knowledge base of a community’s healthcare providers, the overall effectiveness of the healthcare system is in turn, strengthened as well. When more tools are made available to those that deliver the supportive healthcare to a community, outcomes improve, and the general public’s trust in the system is fostered. In this way, the public’s willingness to voluntarily participate in a community’s healthcare system improves, making the provider-participant relationship stronger, and more efficient
For more on the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS), and its investigations, see the link below.