AfyaData winner of the 2019 Global South eHealth Observatory awards

July 17, 2019
On July 1, at the annual conference of the Global South eHealth Observatory, the Fondation Pierre Fabre presented the five 2019 awards, which this year go to projects in Burkina Faso, Tanzania, India and Mongolia. Among these five Winners, AfyaData App being one of them and only one from Tanzania. Others included IeDA and mHealth…

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 15, 2019
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity to the previous week. While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health zones, there has been an…

AfyaData wins Global South e-Health Observatory Awards 2019

July 3, 2019
The AfyaData team of the SACIDS Foundation for One Health at Sokoine University of Agriculture won the Global South e-Health Observatory Award in Lavaur, France. AfyaData has become the first Tanzanian App to win the Global South E-Health Observatory awards. Five most promising e-health initiatives of 2019 were rewarded, AfyaData being one of them and…

Techno-Health Surveillance Newsletter Volume 4, Number 3 & 4

July 3, 2019
Dear reader, The Editorial Committee welcomes you to Volume 4, Number 3 & 4 of the TechnoHealth Surveillance. In this issue, we share the following: Strategic initiatives to make disease surveillance tools interoperable Strengthening community level event-based surveillance Supporting frontline health workers with eHealth SACIDS shares its research, surveillance and training activities We look forward…

Tanzanians on digital mission in Ebola-hit Congo

June 20, 2019
  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.   Read here for more.

3-4 Year Doctoral Training in PASET RSIF Priority Thematic Area at an African Host University

June 13, 2019
The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the objective of strengthening science, technology and engineering capability in sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) to further its socio-economic transformation. PASET established a Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) to contribute towards the training of a critical mass of PhD…

Confirmation of Ebola virus disease in Uganda by UVRI

June 13, 2019
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A report from WHO indicates that the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. The confirmation was…

SACIDS Foundation for One Health – tackling infectious diseases

May 9, 2019
As an inter-institutional virtual centre dealing with infectious diseases, SACIDS focuses on both individual and institutional development SACIDS (formerly Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance) has one clear mission: To harness innovation in science and technology in order to improve sub-Saharan Africa’s capacity to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases of humans, animals and their interactions…