Our strategic objectives

CORDS supports the central role played by its network members in improving surveillance capacity, advancing One Health, promoting innovation, and building sustainable networks to reduce global biological threats. Our vision is ‘A World United Against Infectious Diseases’.

Improving capacity

CORDS facilitates the inter-network sharing of case studies, technical expertise, data, best practices and resources to help networks and their member countries develop new skills and build operational partnerships across regions.

Building sustainable networks

CORDS seeks to modernise disease surveillance by improving coordination between animal, human and environmental sectors at national, regional and international levels.

Promoting innovation

CORDS works to facilitate the creation of sustainable new networks in areas of high risk by providing educational materials, success stories, progress reports and other information which can be used to demonstrate the value of multi-country networks.

Advancing One Health

CORDS serves as a vehicle for networks to share their innovative ideas and approaches to disease surveillance, and it provides a platform for co-development of new technologies and innovations within and across regions.

CORDS cross-networks projects

The six CORDS networks are busy working on various research projects, with the aim of uniting the world against infectious diseases. Projects include those in collaboration with other networks such as the use of mobile phone technologies for One Health surveillance in Africa and the Leishmaniasis group with a focus on Middle East and South East Europe.

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