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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

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Collaborating Institutions