Welcome to Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance or CORDS.
We are a Non-Governmental Organisation 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.
The collective expertise of networks and their close relationships with local communities facilitates timely detection and response to outbreaks.
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.
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