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Knowledge Management System
Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance

Welcome to the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) website and portal. 


SACIDS is a ONE HEALTH consortium of southern African medical and veterinary, academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals in the DRC , Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania (progressively also plant health),In an innovative partnership with world-renowed centres of research in industrialised countries. 


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Briefing Note on SACIDS
Latest News
Tackling Antibiotic Resistance for Greater Global Health Security
by Gemma L. Buckland Merrett   Summary: 
  • Antibiotic resistance is now recognized as a major global health security issue that threatens a return to the pre-antibiotic era, with potentially catastrophic economic, social and political ramifications. An extra burden is likely to hit resource-poor countries.
  • Although bacteria naturally adapt to outsmart antibiotics, human actions accelerate the development and spread of resistance.
  • ... more
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Available Paper
ILRI vacancy: Post Doctoral Scientist – Molecular Genetics (closing 12 October 2013)
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Post-doctoral Scientist, Molecular Genetics to join a team working on Goat genetic diversity and improvement with research sites in Ethiopia and Cameroon. This position is within the ILRI-BecA-Hub and the candidate will integrate with the African Goat improvement network.   ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI is a member of the CGIAR... more
FIRST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS    The Kenya Zoonotic Disease Unit, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is organizing an Eastern Africa Regional Conference on Zoonotic Diseases to be held in Naivasha, Kenya which is 100 Kms north of Nairobi from 26th to 30th May, 2014.    The objective of this conference is to bring to the fore, unpublished research work (theses, reports, etc existing in university libraries and other... more
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Call for Abstract 2013
Job Opening: Re-advertised: SACIDS Communication Manager
Applications are invited from suitable qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacant position in the SACIDS Project.    A HAND WRITTEN application letter accompanied with CV, relevant certificates/testimonials and names of at least two referees should be addressed to the DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR (ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE), P. O.BOX 3000, CHUO KIKUU, MOROGORO;    Applications can also be sent via emails: or to... more
SACIDS shines during Nane Nane fair

Nane Nane fair is a national event celebrated to recognize farmers’ contribution to the Tanzania economy. Nane Nane fairs formed a unique platform to showcase SACIDS support and activities in Agriculture in particular research and disease surveillance. 

SACIDS is a ONE HEALTH consortium of southern African medical and veterinary, academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals in the DRC , ... more
SACIDS visions a souther African society protected from devastating infectious diseases, it is clear to us that we can not work in isolation. Currently we have a presence in five (5) ... more
Organisations working in the One Health Arena   Here we provide briefs profiles of activities and programs taking place at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment, ... more

Physical Address

SACIDS Secretariat, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), P.O. Box 3297 Chuo Kikuu, SUA, Morogoro Tanzania



(+255) 073 293 1717

& Mission


A Sub-Saharan African society protected from devastating infectious diseases affecting the health of humans, animals, i.e. both terrestrial and aquatic, and ecosystems, thereby promoting livelihoods, socio-economic development including market access and the environment


To harness innovation in science and technology in order to improve Africa’s capacity (including human, financial and physical) to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases of humans, animals, ecosystems and their interactions in order to better manage the risk posed by them.


To work towards One Africa, One health in the context of the One World One Health vision

One Health Focus

A collaborative effort between natural sciences and social sciences to advance the understanding of interactions between humans, animals and the environment to improve public and animal health

SACIDS Partnerships
Democratic Republic of Congo

National Coordinator – Professor Jean-Marie Kayembe Ntumba, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine Institute of Public Health Kinshasa

The Institute of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kinshasa.  

National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB)

The Central Veterinary Laboratory in Kinshasa

National Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN)


National Coordinator – Dr Luis Neves, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University

Faculty of Medicine - Eduardo Mondlane University (FM-EMU)

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Eduardo Mondlane University (FVM-EMU)

Directorate of Animal Sciences – Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique - Ministry of Agriculture (DCA-IIAM)

National Health Institute – Ministry of Health (INS)

National Institute for Fisheries Inspection (INIP)

South Africa

National Coordinator of Tanzanian consortium is Professor Mecky Matee, Head Dept Microbiology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, MUHAS, Dar es Salaam

The Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)

Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA)


Zambia national coordinator is Dr. Aaron S. Mweene, Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia. 

Central Veterinary Research Institute (CVRI) - email: cvri @ zamnet dot zm

Smart Partnerships
Collaborating Institutions