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Mobilisation of Diaspora Scientific Expertise -to strengthen infectious disease surveillance in Southern Africa – Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans and Animals in Eastern and Southern Africa (SACIDS-ACE)

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SACIDS-ACE works to harness innovation in science and technology in order to improve sub-Saharan Africa’s capacity to detect, identify and monitor infectious diseases of humans, animals, and their interactions in order to better manage the risks posed by them. SACIDS-ACE has mobilised diaspora medics and scientists to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, such as Ebolavirus and COVID-19, across Africa. SACIDS-ACE is based at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), which also established a diaspora academic facility that allowed Tanzanian diaspora to establish academic and scientific associations with the university as part of a capacity building initiative.


  • Agriculture and food security
  • Capacity building
  • Education and vocational training
  • Health
  • Local development
  • Networking

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