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,…

Congo: Pathogen sequencing for infectious disease epidemics

October 11, 2021
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Dr Placide Mbala-Kingebeni and Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, discuss the contribution of pathogen sequencing in the management of infectious disease epidemics in the Democratic Republic of Congo   The COVID-19 pandemic Since the detection of the first case of COVID-19 on March 10, 2020, in the DRC, the cumulative number of cases as of September 4, 2021, is 55,992, including 55,991 confirmed…

SACIDS–CORDS WEBINAR

October 4, 2021
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The SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS), in partnership with Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) and Ending Pandemics, is inviting you to a webinar on Genomics Sequencing, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 17:00 – 18:30 (GMT+3) via Zoom Webinar. The main focus of this webinar is the ‘Role of Genomic Epidemiology…

PhD Scholarships- Fourth Call for applications is open

August 25, 2021
The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) is an African-led initiative with the goal of strengthening skills in the Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology to further socio-economic transformation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) is the flagship program of PASET. RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that…

Call for Applications: EAC Scholarship Program 2021/2022

August 24, 2021
 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: TWO-YEAR FUNDED MASTERS’ OPPORTUNITY FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022 (COHORT 3).  IUCEA hereby invites suitably qualified nationals of the East African Community (EAC) to apply for cohort 3 of the KfW- funded Scholarships, to pursue Master’s studies in the EAC Partner State other than their own.  Opening date: August 27th 2021  Closing date:…

Point of Entry Digital Surveillance Platform Training offered in Zanzibar

June 25, 2021
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The Sokoine University of Agriculture through SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS), in collaboration with the Directorate of Prevention Services at the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC), organised a 3-day training workshop on digital surveillance in Zanzibar 16 – 18 June 2021. The main objective of the workshop was to…

Oliver R Tambo Africa Research Chair at SACIDS Foundation for One Health

June 14, 2021
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Named after a freedom fighter who spoke up for science and tech, a group of African and international research funders under the OR Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative announced Prof Gerald Misinzo and his institution Sokoine University of Agriculture as one of the initiative’s first ten individual research chair holders and host institutions.   The…

IAEA Vacancy Announcement – Animal Health Technical Officer(P4) – (2021/0324 (020246)

June 11, 2021
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  Organization: NAFA-Animal Production and Health Section Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters Job Posting: 2021-06-01, 11:24:55 AM Closing Date: 2021-06-29, 11:59:00 PM Duration in Months: 36 Contract Type: Fixed Term – Regular Probation Period: 1 Year    Organizational Setting  The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, “Nuclear Techniques for Development…