CORDS Strategic Objectives

CORDS fills gaps in global surveillance communications. It moves useful information amongst disease surveillance experts in different continents following four strategic objectives.

Improving capacity

CORDS facilitates inter-network sharing of case studies, technical expertise, data, best practices, and resources to help member countries develop new skills and build operational partnerships across regions.

Advancing One Health

CORDS seeks to modernise disease surveillance by improving coordination between animal, human and environmental sectors at national, regional and international levels.

Promoting Innovation

CORDS serves as a venue for networks to share their innovative ideas and approaches to disease surveillance. It also provides an organisational platform to co-develop new technologies and innovations within and across regions.

Building Sustainable Networks

CORDS works to strengthen multi-country disease surveillance networks and facilitate the creation of sustainable new networks in areas of high risk.