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The Southern African Centre for infectious disease surveillance: a one health consortium.

Rweyemamu, M. M., Mmbuji, P., Karimuribo, E., Paweska, J., Kambarage, D., Neves, L., Kayembe, J.-M., Mweene, A. and Matee, M. (2013) The Southern African Centre for infectious disease surveillance: a one health consortium. Emerging health threats journal, 6. ISSN 1752-8550

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Formed in 2008, the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) is a One Health consortium of academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals. Operating in partnership with world-renowned centres of research in industrialised countries, its mission is to harness innovations in science and technology for improving southern Africa's capacity to detect, identify, monitor (DIM) and manage the risk posed by infectious diseases of humans, animals, and ecosystems. The consortium's major capacity development activities include a series of One Health-based Master of Science (MSc) courses and a five-year DIM-driven research program. Additionally, SACIDS organized Africa's first One Health conference, in July 2011. This paper describes these and other major activities that SACIDS has undertaken to improve infectious disease surveillance across southern Africa. The paper also describes the role and collaboration of SACIDS with other national, regional and international consortia/networks that share a vision and interest in promoting novel approaches to infectious disease surveillance and outbreak response.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: SACIDS, mobile ICT, CORDS, Wildlife-livestock-human interaction, Infectious diseases, animals, human
Subjects: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 07:52
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 07:52

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