World Antibiotic Awareness Week 12-18 November, 2018

November 13, 2018
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Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse…

SACIDS-ACE MSc. OHMB FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

November 12, 2018
The SACIDS – Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases (SACIDS-ACE) extends its congratulations to all candidates admitted for Master of Science in One Health Molecular Biology (MSc. OHMB) at Sokoine University of Agriculture who have been selected for a SACIDS-ACE studentship. The SACIDS-ACE selection panel considered a number of criteria in awarding these fellowships…

Highlights: Visit by Hon. Joseph Sinde Warioba and Hon. Mohamed Chande Othman

November 7, 2018
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The Chancellor of Sokoine University of Agriculture Hon. Joseph Sinde Warioba and University’s Council Chairperson Hon. Chief Justice (retired) Mohamed Chande Othman visited SACIDS earlier today.   During their tour at the Molecular Biology Laboratory, Hon. Warioba and Hon. Chande were briefed by the Centre leader Prof. Gerald Misinzo about the Centre’s activities in reducing burden…

Communicating One Health evidence – Prof. Mark Rweyemamu

November 6, 2018
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In his contribution to the 5th One Health Congress in Saskatoon, Prof. Mark Rweyemamu focused on communicating One Health evidence to policy makers and the general public. Communicating the evidence to policy makers and populations. Who is the right audience?   Source: IOHC18 SPI3 Mark Rweyemamu 4 from One Health Platform on Vimeo.

More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

November 6, 2018
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Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. Tragically, many of them die: WHO estimates that in 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air. A…

Tanzanians on digital mission in Ebola-hit Congo

October 23, 2018
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In Summary The digital app, AfyaData, was developed by researchers at SUA in collaboration with ICT experts to improve efficiency in surveillance of diseases. Here’s why Congo was interested in it during Ebola outbreak.       Please read more here.

NEWS ADVISORY: INCEPTION WORKSHOP FOR THE PAN-AFRICAN NETWORK FOR RAPID RESEARCH, RESPONSE, RELIEF AND PREPAREDNESS FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES EPIDEMICS (PANDORA) PROJECT

October 8, 2018
Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – AfricaCentre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Southern and Eastern Africa (SACIDS–ACE) is a One Health Virtual Centre that links academic and research institutions involved with infectious diseases of humans and animals in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia…

SACIDS’s experts help with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 1, 2018
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On the 8th of May, 2018, the Ministry of Health of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province. To complement the global efforts, the Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance (SACIDS) based at the Sokoine University of Agriculture sent information and…