SACIDS Genomics Sequencing Webinar

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The SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS) in partnership with Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) and Ending Pandemics will be hosting a webinar on genomics for managing SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and other epidemics in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. Title: The Role of Genomic Epidemiology in COVID-19 Response:  CORDS Network Experiences…

IWOPS2022| 4th International Workshop on Participatory Surveillance

Join experts from around the world to share experiences and best practices to help identify disease outbreaks faster by directly engaging communities. Meeting Objectives Establish participatory surveillance as a standard of practice for early detection and rapid response Advance the exchange of crowdsourced, syndromic data among new geographies and partners Share experiences of participatory surveillance…

SECID Webinar: Expanding Epidemic Intelligence for One Health

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8 JULY 2021 3:00pm – 4:00pm (Central European Summer Time) (GMT+2) We invite you to join us to explore ‘Expanding Epidemic Intelligence for One Health’. Topics covered will include: –   ·      ‘EpiHack’ – developing an enhanced surveillance system. ·      From Event Based Surveillance to control measures – the challenges and opportunities of an integrated…

SACIDS Upcoming Events

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Validation of Event-based Surveillance training modules for African Union Member states WHAT: To strengthen the surveillance systems in Africa, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an Event Based surveillance (EBS) Framework as a practical guidance document, and complement to the the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy of the World Health Organization Regional…

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

“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…

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

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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…

Africa Mask Week 23-30 November 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…

O.R Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative

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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 &…

Capacity strengthening on health surveillance at the Points of Entry in Tanzania

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The International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) require State Parties to meet the specific core capacity requirements for surveillance and response in order to early detect, investigate and respond to all public health risks. To achieve this, health-related information should be collected and shared with the relevant authorities in a timely manner for prompt actions. To…

CALL FOR ONE HEALTH DAY 2020 CELEBRATIONS

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This year One Health Day celebrations are especially poignant. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, One Health is being recognized and embraced as needed now more that ever. On the zoonotic diseases front the public is beginning to understand that we are now living what the global One Health Community has been teaching and…

SACIDS Upcoming Events

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Africa CDC Capacity Building and Workforce Development for Civil Society Organizations on Antimicrobial Resistance Purpose Taking into account the health challenges faced by the African continent and the necessity for an accountability framework for health security to protect citizens of the continent, the AU Heads of States and Governments approved the establishment of the Africa…