Enhancing Community-Based Disease Surveillance using AfyaData in Guinea

November 2, 2023

Early Feb 2023, SACIDS Foundation for One Health was contacted by FAO Guinea to provide support on implementation of AfyaData tool to enhance Animal health surveillance at the community level.

Three experts from SACIDS (Epidemiologist, System Analyst and System developer) travelled to Conakry, Guinea to support the implementation of AfyaData tool from 11th to 19 October, 2023. Major activities were; finalising AfyaData customisation, training of trainers (ToT) and providing guidance during community reporters (CAs) training.  A total of 17 official’s (FAO, Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and local IT consultant ), 12 community reporter’s (CAs) and 4 Vet services (field level) were trained


SACIDS & Local IT brainstorming on implementation

Participatory Training (CA & Epi-Middle)







The training sessions were official opened by the Senior Advisor Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Dr. Jean-Luc FABER – Middle and aired on Guinea National Television –RTG

Also the team had an opportunity to meet several officials from FAO and Vet services during curtesy calls before the official implementation process began



Courtesy to the Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock: 2nd from Left is the Deputy Director Vet Services (Dr. Pépé Gbamou)

Courtesy call of the SACIDS & FAO host team to the FAO Country Representative (3rd from Left, Dr. Gualbert Gbehounou)

FAO Local consultant IT provide an update of the customization: 2nd From left is FAO ECTAD Country Leader (Dr Mamadou Racine N’Diaye)



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