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Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS)

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Approach

Detect

Prevent

Respond

Location

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Republic of Congo (ROC), Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Project Status

Ongoing

Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS)

Project Details

About

Established in 2012, Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) is an informal governance cooperative of six regional disease surveillance networks working across national borders to tackle emerging infectious diseases. Each regional network is an alliance of neighboring countries that are taking a unified approach to pandemic preparedness. CORDS aims to improve global capacity to respond to infectious diseases through four strategic objectives: improving capacity, advancing One Health, promoting innovation, and building sustainable networks.

Impact

CORDS facilitates sharing 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. CORDS seeks to modernize disease surveillance by improving coordination among animal, human, and environmental sectors at national, regional, and international levels. CORDS serves as a venue for networks to share their innovative ideas and approaches to disease surveillance, and it also provides an organized platform for co-development of new technologies and innovations within and across regions. CORDS works to strengthen multi‐country disease surveillance networks and facilitate the creation of sustainable new networks in areas of high disease risk by providing educational materials, success stories, progress reports, and other information to networks that they can use with their respective ministries to demonstrate the value of multi-country networks.

Technical Resources

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  • Training Material

    Various CORDS Project Training Materials

    CORDS resources include research and publications, event presentations, and training materials.

    CORDS resources include research and publications, event presentations, and training materials.

  • Publication

    Zika Virus Platform

    Resource platform from Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) that presents network-generated research and reflects on the Zika virus, surveillance methods, data collection, and practical actions taken to detect and report any new changes in the Zika virus.

    Publication

    Resource platform from Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS) that presents network-generated research and reflects on the Zika virus, surveillance methods, data collection, and practical actions taken to detect and report any new changes in the Zika virus.

  • Training Material

    Ebola Intensified Preparedness Programme (EIPP) Materials

    Materials covering the Ebola Intensified Preparedness Programme (EIPP). EIPP is building the capacity to better prepare and respond to the spread of the Ebola virus.

    Materials covering the Ebola Intensified Preparedness Programme (EIPP). EIPP is building the capacity to better prepare and respond to the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • Training Material

    One Health Incubator Workshop Materials

    Materials covering One Health Incubator Workshops. One Health aims to combine the human and animal health sectors with industry and policy stakeholders.

    Materials covering One Health Incubator Workshops. One Health aims to combine the human and animal health sectors with industry and policy stakeholders.

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