MBDS May 2022 Newsletter

Find out the May 2022 news from CORDS member network the Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Foundation (MBDS) here

CORDS Hosts Global Health Conference in Bangkok

CORDS HOSTS GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE IN BANGKOK On the 29th and 30th of January, 2018, Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORD), is hosting its […]

Dr Christophe Longuet speaks at FAO Conference on Global Health Security

As part of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, FAO, 40th Conference, a side session on ‘Global Health Security  – A Unique […]

Epidemiology in Complex Emergencies Course

Fondation Mérieux, EpiConcept and CORDS ran a five day course on Epidemiology in Complex Emergencies from June 19th to 23rd 2017. The course objectives were […]


Today top Zika experts are meeting in Bali, Indonesia. The meeting organised by the Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Disease Research (APEIR) and the Mekong […]

CORDS gears up to respond to Yellow Fever Outbreak

The East African and South African CORDS Networks are gearing up to address a Yellow Fever outbreak in their region. Yellow fever is a disease with an […]

A New West African Network

CORDS and the West African Health Organisation, WAHO,  joined forces this week with the fifteen West African countries in Côte d’Ivoire, to agree policies and […]

Leishmaniasis Detection, Prevention, and Response Webinar

Webinar: Leishmaniasis Detection, Prevention, and Response- Lessons for Zika and other Vector-Borne Disease Management Thursday, June 2nd, 2016; 10:00am-11:00am Eastern Daylight Time To register click HERE […]

CORDS and WAHO sign Memorandum of Understanding

CORDS and the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 10th February 2016 in Burkina Faso. The Memorandum supports the formation […]

New research shows Leishmaniasis is a disease of marginalised communities

Leishmaniasis one of the world’s oldest diseases is a growing, but neglected disease. The new Leishmaniasis Gap Analysis Report and Action Plan  is based on research carried out […]

Enhancing African-led capacity for Disease Surveillance, Arusha 14-15 December

We are working with our South African and East African Networks, SACIDS and EAIDSNet, to bring together stakeholders and funders from across the globe in Tanzania on the […]

New learnings and experiences during my summer internship with CORDS by Lindsay Steele

It’s a Friday evening in early July in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and I’m sitting at the rooftop restaurant of the Holiday Inn, in awe of […]

Developing a ‘One Health’ approach to tackling Zoonotic Diseases

Today, Zoonotic Diseases (diseases passed from animals to humans), such as Ebola, MERS, Avian Flu and Leishmaniasis are spreading with devastating effect. When looking for solutions, […]

CORDS Executive Director to sit on panel at Global Health Security Agenda Forum, Korea

Following his presentation on CORDS at the Global Health Security Agenda, GHSA, steering group in Paris on the 29th of June 2015 the Korean Government has […]

CORDS network members attend Tel Aviv University for 2015 Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

Tel Aviv University hosted 6 CORDS network members (2 MECIDS, 2 MBDS, 1 SECID and 1 SACIDS) at their annual Summer Institute of Advanced Epidemiology […]

CORDS at PMAC 2015

CORDS was pleased to participate in the 2015 Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), held in Bangkok Thailand, from 26-31 Janary 2015.  Professor Nigel Lightfoot CBE, Executive […]

Next IPP: Accra, 13-14 January 2015

EBOLA: Intensified Preparedness Programme (IPP) The next in-training of the IPP will be held in Accra, Ghana, from 13-14 January 2015. Please see the IPP Ghana […]

Summary of EBOLA preparedness in the SACIDS

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO (DRC) Within the SACIDS network countries DRC has experienced several episodes of Ebola and the related Marburg disease. Following its first […]