Eradication of Peste des petits ruminants disease in sight

January 27, 2021
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Outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) have decreased by two-thirds between 2015 and 2019, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)   FAO say this is raising hopes for meeting the goal of global eradication by 2030. Just over 1,200 global PPR outbreaks were recorded in 2019 compared…

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR): A global health concern

December 11, 2020
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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
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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…

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…

Thank this Ebola-fighting African doctor for monoclonal antibody treatments

October 21, 2020
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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
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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),…

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

October 6, 2020
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05 October 2020, Morogoro, Tanzania–The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) in collaboration with the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) through the SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS Foundation) based at the Sokoine University launched a training on capacity strengthening of the Point of Entry health surveillance using digital platform. The…

The RSIF-PASET Programme: Food security and agribusiness at SACIDS Foundation for One Health

September 22, 2020
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Here, Professor Gerald Misinzo and Professor Mark Rweyemamu discuss the potential of the RSIF-PASET Programme The African Union’s Agenda 2063 (The Africa We Want) provides a framework for embarking on long-term institutional reforms needed to reposition the continent as a strategic player in the global economy. The Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa, 2024…