Strategic objectives

Four strategic objectives.

CORDS strategic objectives

CORDS fills gaps in global surveillance communications. It moves useful information among surveillance (or disease) experts in different continents with four strategic objectives.

Improving capacity

CORDS facilitates the sharing between networks of case studies, technical expertise, data, best practices, and resources to help networks and their member countries develop new skills and build operational partnerships across regions.

Advancing One Health

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

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 by providing educational materials, success stories, progress reports and other information to networks which they can use with their respective ministries to demonstrate the value of multi-country networks.

Promoting innovation

CORDS serves as a venue for networks to share their innovative ideas and approaches to disease surveillance, and it also provides an organizations platform for co-development of new technologies and innovations within and across regions.