South Africa says it is ready for a coronavirus outbreak

February 5, 2020
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South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases recently issued a statement declaring confidence in the nation’s epidemic-prevention machinery to meet the challenge posed by the newly emerging coronavirus 2019-nCoV. There is considerable traffic between mainland China, the Pacific-Rim countries, Australia and South Africa (and Lesotho), prompting the NICD to give citizens the assurance “that we…

Global Surveillance for human infection with novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

January 27, 2020
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This document summarizes WHO’s interim guidance for global surveillance of novel coronavirus infection (2019-nCoV). WHO will continue to update this guidance as new information about 2019-nCoV becomes available.  Updated information about 2019-nCoV can be found here along with other guidance documents. SOURCE:WHO       

Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

January 24, 2020
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The meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR) (2005) regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus 2019 in the People’s Republic of China, with exportations currently reported in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore, took place on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, from 12:00 to 16:30…

SACIDS FOUNDATION FOR ONE HEALTH RESEARCH ON POLICY ANALYSIS OF THE DRIVERS OF ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE WITHIN TANZANIA’S FORMAL AND INFORMAL HUMAN AND ANIMAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

January 9, 2020
Background   In recent years, Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has emerged as among the major global threat to public health systems. The misuse and abuse of antimicrobials in agriculture, veterinary and human medicine practices have been described to be the major contributing factors. In clinical settings in Tanzania, the prevalence of multidrug resistant bacteria ranges from…

SACIDS FOUNDATION EULOGISES LATE PROF. AARON MWEENE

December 16, 2019
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The Southern Africa Centre of Infectious Diseases Surveillance (SACIDS) Foundation for One Health Board members has held a memorial seminar for the late Prof. Aaron Mweene in recognition of his massive contributions to its formation at Chrismar Hotel in Livingstone, Zambia, on Sunday, 15th December 2019. This seminar was organised by SACIDS and Africa Centre…

ZAMBIAN PERMANENT SECRETARY URGES ISAB TO ASSIST FIND ALTERNATIVE FUNDING FOR ACES

December 13, 2019
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Permanent Secretary of the Zambian Ministry for Higher Education, Mrs Kayula Siame, has called upon the International Scientific Advisory Board to assist the Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals (ACEIDHA) at the University of Zambia and Southern Africa Centre of Infectious Diseases Surveillance (SACIDS) at Sokoine University of Agriculture in…