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…

O.R Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative

October 21, 2020
You are warmly invited to the virtual O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative Launch as follows: Date: 27 October 2020 Time: 14h30 – 16h30 (CAT) Venue: Online  Since 2017, the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF), South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Canada, the Oliver &…

Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments

October 21, 2020
As President Trump recovers from Covid-19, he has been singing the praises of an experimental monoclonal antibody cocktail made by Regeneron, which he credits for his fast recovery. He’s not alone in his optimism. Some infectious disease experts anticipate that monoclonal antibody treatments will become a significant tool in controlling the pandemic, potentially as valuable…

SACIDS-ACE Centre Leader is a new ORTARChI Chair

October 12, 2020
The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI) is pleased to announce that it has selected the Initiative’s first ten host institutions and individual research Chairholders. ORTARChI is an initiative of South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), in partnership with the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation (OATF),…