NEWS ADVISORY: Launch of the AfyaData App

May 15, 2018

Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – An African Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Southern and Eastern Africa (SACIDS–ACE) is a One Health Virtual Centre that links academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. SACIDS–ACE operates in smart partnership with centres of research and training excellence in industrialized countries as well as international research institutions.  The Headquarters of SACIDS–ACE is located at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania.


WHAT:                 Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) will be will be launching a digital disease surveillance app called AfyaData (Kiswahili word meaning “Health Data”).

AfyaData App is a set of open source mobile and web digital tools developed by the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (based at SUA) through support from the Ending Pandemics to enhance disease surveillance systems. It was developed by a team of animal, human and Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) specialists together with community members.  The app can be downloaded for free via Google play store.

WHEN:                  24th May 2018

WHERE:               Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro 

For Further Information, please contact

Mr. Yunus Karsan

+255 232 640 037



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