There are 5 main considerations which justify a focus on geo-spatial analysis by SACIDS.
This theme will involve the engagement by the SACIDS Secretariat of a postdoctoral research epidemiologist supported by ICT expertise. This team will collaborate with the GIS and Remote Sensing unit of SUA which is located within the same building as the SACIDS Secretariat plus the IRA-UDSM plus the epidemiology teams of UNZA, MUHAS and SUA. Thus it will set up a GIS mapping and analysis facility at the SACIDS Secretariat in association with the SUA GIS and Remote Sensing Unit in order to enhance the capacity for geo-spatial analysis of infectious disease events using software/tools that are freely available such as Google Mapping, Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth plus conventional GIS and remote sensing tools.
This geo-informatics and climate study will use RVF as the platform for targeting work on GIS, remote sensing and climate modelling and through developing a training module in the three components run as short postgraduate CPD courses that eventually will be integrated into the SACIDS One Health MSc Epidemiology to be offered by University of Zambia (UNZA).
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)
National Coordinator of South Africa national consortium is Professor Musoke, Director OVI
National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service (NICD/NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa
Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria (FVS-UP), at Onderstepoort
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