Our vision is ‘A World United against Infectious Diseases’. Infectious disease remains one of the world’s greatest threats to human and animal life, the environment, local communities and economies. Our six regional member networks work across 28 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe to detect and contain outbreaks at the source and keep communities safe. They are able to use their local knowledge and relationships to prompt disease detection and early response.

At CORDS we connect scientists, epidemiologists, veterinarians, doctors, nurses, community health workers and IT specialists to find solutions to global disease surveillance and can offer a platform to test and scale up innovations in human and animal health monitoring. We aim to help build additional networks in disease hotspots such as West Africa and hope to work in the Indian sub-continent in the future.