Developing innovative One Health approaches through science and technology driven by genomics, molecular biology and analytical epidemiology in order to improve the risk management of viral epidemics in Africa.
Strengthening Capacity for Tanzania National One Health Early Detection of and Response to Infectious Disease Epidemics (OneHealthDetect-TZ)
Strengthening SACIDS Expert Support to Regional COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness in Southern, Central and East Africa
Sectors of Intervention: Mobile health, epidemiology, One Health
Number of Direct Beneficiaries: Community Health Reporters (28), Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response strategy (IDSR) focal persons in participating districts (10) and District Medical Officers and District Veterinary Officers (6).
Number of Indirect Beneficiaries: Community members in the participating districts (1,627,312 people).
Date of Submission: June 8, 2015
Funder: Wellcome Trust
To enhance the research capacity of southern African institutions for infectious diseases by targeted postgraduate programmes at MSc, PhD and Postdoctoral levels as well as professional continuing development (CPD) delivered through taught and distance learning plus apprenticeship research projects.
The focus of the science will be the detection, identification and monitoring of infectious diseases of humans and animals, in a one medicine framework. The programme will be delivered through a smart partnership between institutions in southern Africa and the medical and veterinary members of the London International Development Centre, specifically the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Royal Veterinary College.