SACIDS Foundation for One Health – tackling infectious diseases

June 9, 2023

As an inter-institutional virtual centre dealing with infectious diseases, SACIDS focuses on both individual and institutional development

The SACIDS Foundation for One Health (SACIDS)  – formerly Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance – is  a Regional Research and Training Institute of Sokoine University of Agriculture on behalf of Membership. SACIDS was founded in January 2008: as a regional Southern African Centre for Infectious Disease Surveillance. Upon recommendation of its Governing Board, in 2018, it was transformed by the Council of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) into the SACIDS Foundation for One Health, operating as a University research and training institute of the University on behalf of Member Institutions in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Zambia, with the South African National Institute for Communicable Diseases,  The ARC Ondersterpoort Veterinary Institute and Universities of Pretoria Faculty of Veterinary Science  and Stellenborsch Medical School as special African institutional partners and some University of London Colleges as external founding smart partner institutions.

The SACIDS Mission

To undertake cutting edge, transdisciplinary and multi-sectoral research that is impact orientated, prioritised and system based. This will be undertaken in Southern, Central and Eastern Africa,  and where appropriate delivered through strategic partnerships with academia, research institutes, and international organisations.

The Vision

A Sub-Saharan African society protected from devastating infectious diseases affecting the health of humans, animals, i.e. both terrestrial and aquatic, and ecosystems, thereby promoting livelihoods, socio-economic development including market access and the environment.

Our focus on infectious Diseases, includes special attention to the study of anti-microbial resistance (AMR)

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