The goal of IDSR is to improve the ability of LGAs to detect and respond to diseases and conditions that cause high levels of death, illness and disability in the LGA‘s catchment area. Strengthening skills and resources for integrated disease surveillance and response will result in improved health and well-being of communities in the LGA. The general objective of the IDSR strategy is to provide a rational basis for decision-making and implementation of public health interventions that are efficacious in responding to priority diseases and events.