Requirements Gathering Workshop: Development of Digital Platform to Strengthen Coordination of Public, Animal and Environmental Health Events by the One Health Desk at the Prime Minister’s Office

April 15, 2022
Prime Minister’s Office and Sokoine University of Agriculture through SACIDS Foundation for One Health jointly organized a requirements Gathering Workshop which was held at the Sunset Hotel in Iringa Region from 12th – 13th April 2022. The requirements gathered will be used to support development of a One Health digital form to strengthen coordination of…

Strengthening Capacity for Tanzania National One Health Early Detection of and Response to Infectious Disease Epidemics (OneHealthDetect-TZ)

February 14, 2022
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SACIDS Foundation for One Health is enhancing initiatives by the Tanzanian Government towards strengthening its capacity for the national health security agenda, national action plans for health security and for One Health coordination. SACIDS Foundation for One Health will develop a digital platform for National One Health multi-sectoral collaboration for epidemiological intelligence to facilitate official…

Obituary

February 11, 2022
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OBITUARY– Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela   The SACIDS community sadly lost a renowned scientist on 10th  February 2022 when Dr. Mwele Ntuli Malecela passed away. Mwele was born on March 26, 1963 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She was a senior United Nations civil servant and the Director of the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at…

JOB OPPORTUNITY

February 4, 2022
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE MOROGORO       JOB OPPORTUNITY   ADVERTISEMENT   The Management of Sokoine University of Agriculture wishes to invite suitable qualified individuals, who are able to work full time in a dynamic academic environment to apply for two (2) positions at the SACIDS Foundation for One Health under the O.R. Tambo…

SACIDS: A decade of experience developing One Health capacity in Africa

January 4, 2022
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Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu tells us about the decade of work done by the SACIDS Foundation for One Health to protect Sub-Saharan Africa from deadly infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Faced with the conundrum of a high burden of infectious disease yet a low capacity for its risk management, representatives of academic and research institutions…

AfyaData: Bill Gates’s Hero in the Field

December 18, 2021
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Meet the heroes in Africa fighting back against this pandemic—and working to prevent the next one Even as the world seeks to end the current COVID-19 pandemic, we need to also be thinking about how to prevent future pandemics. That’s just what a mobile app called Afyadata is helping health officials do in Tanzania. Designed…

Preventing the Next Pandemic

November 18, 2021
Governments, academia, civil society, philanthropists, and the private sector must jointly take five priority actions to stop the global spread of disease. The discovery of a novel corona- virus in Wuhan, China, should not surprise anyone. Corona- viruses are well-known microb-ial threats, and SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, will not be the last…

EVD case in DRC linked to 2018-2020 Nord Kivu EVD outbreak

October 14, 2021
The new case of Ebola Virus Disease in Beni is linked to the 2018-2020 Nord Kivu/Ituri EVD outbreak and does not represent a new spillover event.   On October 08, 2021, a case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was confirmed in a 29-month-old male child, living in Butsili health area in the Beni health zone,…