Mobile app created in Tanzania to track epidemics

July 10, 2018
[DAR-ES-SALAAM] Researchers in Tanzania have developed a digital application that empowers communities to use smartphones to detect and report the outbreak of diseases including Ebola and cholera. The digital app, dubbed AfyaData, which is available for download on Google Play store, was developed by researchers at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in collaboration with information and communication technology…

TechnoHealth Surveillance Newsletter Volume 3, Number 4 & 5, May 2018

June 18, 2018
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Dear reader, The Editorial Committee welcomes you to Volume 3, Number 4 & 5 of the Techno-Health Surveillance. The Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) has trained additional stakeholders on the use of digital technology in disease surveillance to enhance community-based One Health security, which is presented in this issue. June 2016 The…

Advancing the One Health Movement: Our Ray of Hope for the Future

June 7, 2018
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What?    Presentation by Cheryl Stroud, DVM, PhD, Executive Director of the One Health Commission (OHC), at the One Health Academy monthly discussion session in Washington DC with online webinar platform provided by the One Health Commission. Where?   Online and in-person at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Building 1752 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036 When?   June…

Frontline Perspectives on Pandemic Preparedness

June 4, 2018
The world of global health security has been amassed in headlines over the past few weeks—from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the elimination of the Global Health Security Directorate within the White House National Security Council staff. For this episode of Take as Directed, we feature three leading health security…

Tanzania’s new digital App that can track Ebola and other epidemics

May 25, 2018
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A digital tool, known as AfyaData, which was developed by researchers at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania can enable people in communities report patients suspected of contracting infectious diseases such as Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Marburg and cholera. The App is available for free download on Google Play store.  Over 470 community members and disease surveillance authorities are already…

PASET Welcomes First Cohort of Future African Leaders in Science & Technology

May 23, 2018
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ACCRA, Ghana. The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) announced today that the first cohort of 15 young African scholars – funded by its Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) – has officially embarked on ambitious PhD research programs at four renowned universities across the region. The 15 researchers, four of whom…