January 12, 2022
Seminar AMR Tanzania Invitation
The SACIDS Foundation for One Health in collaboration with Ending Pandemics under Fleming Fund developed a protocol for surveillance of multidrug-resistant bacteria causing community-acquired urinary tract infections. Tanzania and Ghana are the two countries which had the opportunity to pilot the protocol under Partnership for AMR Surveillance Excellence (PARSE) project. The seminar is going to be…

SACIDS: A decade of experience developing One Health capacity in Africa

January 4, 2022
Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu tells us about the decade of work done by the SACIDS Foundation for One Health to protect Sub-Saharan Africa from deadly infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Faced with the conundrum of a high burden of infectious disease yet a low capacity for its risk management, representatives of academic and research institutions…

AfyaData: Bill Gates’s Hero in the Field

December 18, 2021
Meet the heroes in Africa fighting back against this pandemic—and working to prevent the next one Even as the world seeks to end the current COVID-19 pandemic, we need to also be thinking about how to prevent future pandemics. That’s just what a mobile app called Afyadata is helping health officials do in Tanzania. Designed…

Preventing the Next Pandemic

November 18, 2021
Governments, academia, civil society, philanthropists, and the private sector must jointly take five priority actions to stop the global spread of disease. The discovery of a novel corona- virus in Wuhan, China, should not surprise anyone. Corona- viruses are well-known microb-ial threats, and SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will not be the last…

Visionary Science Stems from African-led Research

November 9, 2021
African-led science, technology and innovation for contributing to the SDGs and stimulating global development Conference of the PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF). icipe in collaboration with UM6P is extending an open invitation to an online dialogue on building capacity for science, technology and innovation in Africa on 16th and 17th November 2021. This…

High-Level Advocacy Meeting for the Legal Frameworks on Infection Prevention and Control and Biosafety and Biosecurity

October 27, 2021
Background Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) a specialized technical institution is committed to ensuring that African Union Member States have a comprehensive strong legal foundation for Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and the Biosafety and Biosecurity (BSBS). Africa CDC is planning an advocacy meeting for the IPC Legal Framework with a…

EVD case in DRC linked to 2018-2020 Nord Kivu EVD outbreak

October 14, 2021
The new case of Ebola Virus Disease in Beni is linked to the 2018-2020 Nord Kivu/Ituri EVD outbreak and does not represent a new spillover event.   On October 08, 2021, a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was confirmed in a 29-month-old male child, living in Butsili health area in the Beni health zone,…

Congo: Pathogen sequencing for infectious disease epidemics

October 11, 2021
Dr Placide Mbala-Kingebeni and Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, discuss the contribution of pathogen sequencing in the management of infectious disease epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo   The COVID-19 pandemic Since the detection of the first case of COVID-19 on March 10, 2020, in the DRC, the cumulative number of cases as of September 4, 2021, is 55,992, including 55,991 confirmed…