SACIDS is a ONE HEALTH consortium of southern African medical and veterinary, academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals in the DRC , Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania, In an innovative partnership with world-renowed centres of research in industrialised countries.
Championing Disease Surveillance Research
From targeted sample collection and nucleic acid preparation to DNA sequencing and analysis; SACIDS leads the way in Disease Surveillance Research, thanks to its wide network of African research institutions and Smart Partners
Towards One Africa, One Health
We vision a Sub-Saharan African society protected from devastating infectious diseases affecting the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, thereby promoting livelihoods, socio-economic development including market access and the environment
Innovation, Science, Technology
Harnessing innovation science and technology to improve Sub-Saharan Africa's capacity to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases
Latest News
The Tanzania Veterinary Association (TVA) is pleased to announce that its 34th Scientific Conference will be held at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) from the 6th to 8th December 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania.   The Theme for the Conference is: “Disease Control as the Main Driver for Improving Productivity and Livestock Market  ... Read More
The Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) invited Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) to its 11th Exhibitions on Higher Education that took place between 20-22 July in Dar es salaam, Tanzania.  The annual exhibition provides a platform to promote research and development, collaboration, partnerships, build networks and linkages between  ... Read More
When the cholera outbreak was at its peak late last year, Dr John Ngeleja, a medical officer, resisted the temptation to swallow antibiotics as a way of protecting himself from the water-borne disease.    He feared the worst could happen in the future if he surrendered to the use of the medications. So he opted for simple approaches such  ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Kitua has been appointed as the Regional Director of the Preparedness and Response project (P&R), which is part of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threat (EPT2) Programme, for East and Central Africa. His appointment began on 1st June 2016 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Address: Lugogo House, 42 Lugogo Bypass. P.O.Box 35434, Kampala, Uganda.  ... Read More
We are delighted to welcome you to the 5th issue of TechnoHealth surveillance.   Kindly find in this issue how SACIDS researchers addressed the challenges that community health reporters experienced while using digital disease surveillance tools. It is interesting to learn our achievements and upcoming activities to enhance early detection, timely  ... Read More
Executive summary Antibiotics and other antimicrobials are failing to cure infectious diseases that were previously managed successful­ly due to the fact that the pathogens (microbes) have developed resistance to the antimicrobials. This situation is referred to as antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR has reached a critical point and has now become  ... Read More
Executive Summary Control of RFV including vaccination of live­stock in Tanzania has being implemented af­ter the onset of disease outbreak, and with­out informed risk-based resource-allocation decisions. To be cost-effective, strategic interventions including pre-emptive vacci­nation of livestock against RVF should be proportional  ... Read More
The African Centers of Excellence Project in Southern and East Africa has approved two Centers at Sokoine University of Agriculture, including the African Center of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Southern and East Africa (SACIDS-ACE).   The objective of the ACE II project is to strengthen selected Eastern and Southern  ... Read More
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