Health research in Africa: Infectious diseases of humans and animals

July 8, 2020

Gerald Misinzo and Mark Rweyemamu from SACIDS Foundation for One Health provide a detailed look at one health research by the Africa centres of excellence for infectious diseases of humans and animals.

In 2016, the World Bank, in partnership with 8 national governments from 8 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa (excluding South Africa) selected 108 proposals from which 24 were selected as Centres (ie ACEs) to be designated as Africa Centres of Excellence in a wide range of scientific domains. Two of these are associated with the SACIDS Foundation for One Health and serve as Africa Centres of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Eastern and Southern Africa: one based at the University of Zambia, Lusaka, and the other at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, Tanzania. The scheme became operational in 2017.

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