CORDS is made up of six regional members networks working in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, from Tanzania to Thailand and from Myanmar to Montenegro, to detect and contain outbreaks at source and keep communities safe from the spread of infectious diseases in animals and humans.


    The Southeast European Center for Surveillance and Control of Infectious Diseases or SECID was established in 2013. Our mission is to develop and support projects in the public interest of a scientific or educational nature that will improve the control and surveillance of infectious diseases in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Albania, Romania, Kosovo and Israel and beyond. Our aim is to provide a coordination platform for South Eastern European countries to improve their ability to capture and respond to infectious diseases and unusual health events.

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    The SACIDS Foundation for One Health links academic and research institutions in DR Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia with world-renowned centres of research in high income countries. Partnerships include The University of London, The Royal Veterinary College and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. This collaboration is further reinforced at the national level by virtual centres for infectious diseases that form the core of the foundation.

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  • EAIDSNet

    The East African Integrated Disease Surveillance Network or EAIDSNet is a collaborative, intergovernmental initiative between the National Ministries for human and animal health and the National health research and academic institutions of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.

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    The Middle East Consortium on Infectious Disease Surveillance or MECIDS seeks to advance the capabilities for early infectious disease detection, control and response between its member countries of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territory, with plans to expand the network to all countries in the region. Our primary concern is to build trust and prevent infectious diseases from spreading across boarders to neighboring countries.

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  • MBDS

    The Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance Foundation or MBDS comprises six countries: Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and a growing number of development partners who all seek to reduce mortality caused by outbreak-prone diseases in the sub-region. In 2007 the Ministers of Health of the six participating countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue cooperating indefinitely.

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    The Asia Partnership on Emerging Infectious Diseases Research or APEIR was established in 2006 to promote regional collaboration on all emerging infectious diseases. Our network consists of researchers, practitioners and Senior Government Officials from Cambodia, China, Laos, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. We work together to facilitate communication and knowledge sharing to reduce the threat of emerging diseases with a particular focus on their burden in poor and marginalised groups in our region.

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