Our strategic objectives

CORDS fills gaps in global surveillance communications. It moves useful information among surveillance (or disease) experts in different continents with four strategic objectives.

Improving capacity

CORDS facilitates the sharing between networks 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 modernize disease surveillance by improving coordination between animal, human and environmental sectors at national, regional and international levels.

Promoting innovation

CORDS works to strengthen multi-country disease surveillance networks and facilitate the creation of sustainable new networks in areas of high risk by providing educational materials, success stories, progress reports and other information to networks which they can use with their respective ministries to demonstrate the value of multi-country networks.

Advancing One Health

CORDS serves as a venue for networks to share their innovative ideas and approaches to disease surveillance, and it also provides an organizations 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 done in collaboration with other networks such as using mobile phone technologies for One Health surveillance in Africa and the Leishmaniasis virtual group with a focus on Middle East and South East Europe.

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