Welcome to Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance or CORDS. We are a charity comprised of six international networks, working to reduce and prevent the spread of infectious diseases by exchanging information between surveillance systems globally. Our vision is a world united against disease.
Early detection helps keep infection to its area of origin, which in our increasingly mobile world is vital in stopping life threatening diseases such as Zika, Ebola and Yellow Fever. We are able to detect and respond to outbreaks at an early stage because of our expertise in building and maintaining relationships with local communities. Our knowledge of best practice is then shared across our networks, helping to improve health worldwide.
We are affiliated with The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is a member of CORDS. We are committed to promoting the One Health Approach which recognises that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.