About Us

About SACIDS Foundation for One Health

Founded in January 2008, as a regional Southern African Centre for Disease Surveillance, transformed in 2018 into The SACIDS Foundation for One Health

A virtual institute of Sokoine University of Agriculture on behalf of member institutions, which are academic and research institutions that deal with infectious diseases of humans and animals in southern, central and eastern Africa. An Africa led South-South-North “Smart partnership” that operates in theme based clusters as as Communities of Practice.


Founding Members

National Coordinator – Professor Mecky Matee, Head Dept Microbiology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, MUHAS, Dar es Salaam
  • The National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
  • Ifakara Health Research & Development Centre, Tanzania
  • The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sokoine University (FVM-SUA).
  • The Central Veterinary Laboratory (CVL)
  • The Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI)
National Coordinator – Professor Jean-Marie Kayembe Ntumba, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine Institute of Public Health Kinshasa
  • The Institute of Public Health of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kinshasa
  • The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lubumbashi
  • National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB)
  • The Central Veterinary Laboratory in Kinshasa
  • National Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN)
National Coordinator – Dr Luis Neves, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University
  • Faculty of Medicine – Eduardo Mondlane University (FM-EMU)
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – Eduardo Mondlane University (FVM-EMU)
  • Directorate of Animal Sciences – Institute of Agricultural Research of Mozambique – Ministry of Agriculture (DCA-IIAM)
  • National Health Institute – Ministry of Health (INS)
  • National Institute for Fisheries Inspection (INIP)
National Coordinator – Professor Antony Musoke, Director OVI
  • National Institute for Communicable Diseases of the National Health Laboratory Service (NICD/NHLS), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC-OVI),  Pretoria
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria (FVS-UP), at Onderstepoort
  • Stellenbosch University, Medical School, Cape Town

National Coordinator – Dr. Aaron S. Mweene, Dean, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia.

  • School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zambia
  • School of Medicine – University of Zambia
  • Central Veterinary Research Institute (CVRI)
  • Tropical Diseases Research Institute (TDRC)
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Over ten years, leading One Health in Africa

By building institutional and individual capacity and applied research through a unifying approach, aiming to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, animals and ecosystems.


Target Impact

In Africa the health, food security and livelihoods are measurably improved through timely mitigation of the impact of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on humans, animals and the environment.


SACIDS will be recognised and respected as having unique world-class expertise, facilities and collaborations for vital One Health research, capacity-building and translation to impact in communities within southern, central and eastern African countries.


SACIDS will undertake cutting edge, transdisciplinary and multisectoral research that is impact oriented, 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.

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