SACIDS Upcoming Events

April 19, 2021
 International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) Meeting – 4th May 2021 SACIDS Governing Board Meeting  – 6th May 2021

2021 Skoll World Forum “Are YOU Ready to Help Prevent the Next Pandemic?”

April 12, 2021
“Are YOU Ready to Help Prevent the Next Pandemic?” It is our pleasure to invite you to attend a lively one-hour virtual panel discussion and showcase on community-based surveillance that Ending Pandemics is hosting on Thursday, April 15th at 7:30 am PT. The panel, titled “Are YOU Ready to Help Prevent the Next Pandemic?” is part of the 18th Annual Skoll…

Call for Proposals for Innovative Projects in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (The RSIF Cooperability Grants)

March 15, 2021
RSIF Cooperability Open Call
Closing Date: 31 May 2021, 23:59hrs EAT 1. Introduction The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African- led initiative to strengthen skills in applied sciences, engineering and technology (ASET) and further socio-economic transformation in sub- Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is a flagship program…

Systematizing the One Health Approach in Preparedness and Response Efforts for Infectious Disease Outbreaks: A Workshop

February 3, 2021
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This virtual meeting will examine ways to systemize and integrate the One Health approach as part of outbreak prevention, detection, preparedness, and response efforts. The workshop will explore research opportunities, multi-sectoral collaboration mechanisms, community engagement strategies, educational opportunities, and policies that can effectively implement the core capacities and interventions of One Health principles to strengthen…

Eradication of Peste des petits ruminants disease in sight

January 27, 2021
Outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) have decreased by two-thirds between 2015 and 2019, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)   FAO say this is raising hopes for meeting the goal of global eradication by 2030. Just over 1,200 global PPR outbreaks were recorded in 2019 compared…

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): A global health concern

December 11, 2020
SACIDS Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases trains young African scientists in research on global health issues: An example of a PhD Student Research on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) What is the study about? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is currently a global health concern but disproportionately affects developing countries. In these countries, including Tanzania, farming of…

COVID-19 & Community Health Workers

December 4, 2020
2-Day Orientation Training Effective response to COVID-19 has to be strongly grounded in the community. One of the main objectives of the Africa Centres for Disease Control Partnership for Accelerating Covid-19 Testing in Africa (PACT) initiative is to support African Union Member States to boost community health worker (CHW) capacity, knowledge, and numbers for a…

Africa Mask Week 23-30 November 2020

November 23, 2020
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In partnership with the Pandemic Action Network, the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy, African Youth Front on Coronavirus, Resolve to Save Lives, and over 70 other organizations, Africa CDC launched this campaign to encourage and increase consistent and proper mask-wearing across Africa. Join us and spread the word about #AfricaMaskWeek. How you can support #AfricaMaskWeek…

COVID-19 and Africa’s volatile changing epidemics landscape

November 16, 2020
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Here, SACIDS Foundation for One Health discuss the volatile changing epidemics landscape in Africa   Over the last few decades, the emergence of several infectious diseases have pushed health systems with challenge after challenge. In these moments, Africa bears the highest burden of infectious diseases in humans and animals – in the world. The new…