January 8, 2019
Dr Martin Chitolongo Simuunza the senior lecturer in the Department of Disease Control, in the School of Veterinary Medicine, was on 29th November 2018 awarded the 2018 Science and Technology Merit Award at a colourful ceremony, which was graced by the Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo at the Cresta Golf View Hotel. The…

CORDS networks learn experiences on EBS in Tanzania

January 7, 2019
From December 17-21, 2018, the Connecting Organization for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) network members visited Tanzania to learn experiences, good practices and challenges on the use of digital technology in event-based surveillance (EBS). The event brought together sixteen (16) individuals from CORDS’ sixmember networks. They visited Ngorongoro, which is one of the districts in Tanzania…

Strengthening capacity for surveillance and response to Viral Hemorrhagic fevers in Tanzania

January 7, 2019
The SACIDS Foundation for One Health is implementing a project titled “Strengthening scientific capacity for surveillance and response to Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) in Tanzania” through the support of the Korean National Institute of Health (KNIH). SACIDS and KNIH organized a training workshop on the application of molecular and serological technologies held at the Sokoine…

Techno-Health Surveillance Newsletter Volume 3, Number 11 & 12

January 7, 2019
Dear reader, We are delighted to have kept up with you all through the year 2018 on our Techno-Health Surveillance. Thank you for the opportunities you gave us to share with you our research and training activities to enhance community-based participatory One Health surveillance using digital technology. Your continuous opinions and feedback were very much…

Deadly Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

January 7, 2019
Scientists have discovered live Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone – the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Five Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. Scientists caught the bats separately at locations in three health districts: Moyamba, Koinadugu and Kono. There have been…

1st Africa-Japan Higher Education Partnership Workshop hosted by Japan

December 22, 2018
The Government of Japan and a number of African countries have taken the step towards developing a long-term collaboration to enhance joint research, faculty/student exchange and innovation in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Facilitated by the World Bank and financed by the Government of Japan, the 1st Africa-Japan Higher Education Partnership…

Techno-Health Surveillance Newsletter Volume 3, Number 9 & 10

November 27, 2018
Dear reader, The Editorial Committee welcomes you to Volume 3, Number 9 & 10 of the TechnoHealth Surveillance.In this issue, we share the following: Application of AfyaDatain the monitoring of sanitation and hygiene practices in the rural settings Livestock information exchange model to enhance event-based surveillance The Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief and…

Prof. Mark Rweyemamu awarded for his contributions in improving animal health in developing countries

November 21, 2018
Ching May, Thailand–Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) Director Prof. Mark Rweyemamu received the 2018 Peter Ellis Award for Development at 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE 15). The event was held on 12 November 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The award is ‘for outstanding Contribution to Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics’…