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Knowledge Management System
Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance
Dr David Nabarro on Food Security, Food Safety and Trade
Special representative of the UN Secretary-General For Food Security and Nutrition Coordinator for the High Level Task Force and Senior UN Systems Coordinator for Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza   1              Thus far in the conference, we have had some excellent presentations and discussions on the emergence of new diseases and the challenges that we face to prevent, prepare for, detect and respond... more
  1. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES (e.g. Ebola, LuJo, Plague, etc.)
  2. CLIMATE OR WEATHER DEPENDENT INFECTIOUS DISEASES (e.g. Rift Valley fever, Malaria, Cholera, etc.)
  3. INTER-SPECIES SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES (e.g. Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, etc.)
  4. INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE (e.g. Foot-and-mouth disease, Peste des Petits Ruminants, African Swine Fever, etc.)
  6. ... more

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Of the National Health Laboratory Service of South Africa

  • For each theme young scientists will present their work. This will be followed by ONE keynote presentation by either one of the SACIDS mentors or an invited speaker
  • The afternoon of the last day will be a mixture of presentations and debate by our senior scientists (mentors and invited speakers) that will address the many facets of One Health
Esron Karimuribo – Sokoine University of Agriculture Justin Masumu – University of Kinshasa George Dautu – University of Zambia Bernard Hang’ombe ... 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