Through the NCD surveillance network, AFENET helped to improve data collection, analysis, and presentation related to the burden of non-communicable diseases in Uganda.
To achieve its objective, AFENET collaborated with the Uganda Heart Institute and Mbarara Referral Hospital to establish Centers of Excellence for training, surveillance, and research for NCDs to provide opportunities for young public health professionals in Africa to enhance their competencies.
AFRICHOL is intended to strengthen surveillance systems in Africa and reinforce outbreak investigation and provide accurate data that would inform vaccine decision making for Africa.
AFRICHOL is implemented in eight African countries by a group of project partners.
The overall goal of the project is to obtain improved information about cholera in Africa and the burden of the disease by establishing an enhanced regional surveillance network that can routinely track and confirm cholera cases, and provide support to reinforce outbreak investigation.
AFRICHOL project goals
Establish a consortium of organizations that will plan and oversee the development and implementation of a cholera surveillance network in eight African countries
Enhance regional cholera surveillance by establishing a network of sites that can generate high quality data and routinely confirm cases by laboratory testing
Reinforce capacity to investigate cholera outbreaks
Strengthen laboratory capacity to support cholera surveillance and outbreak investigation.
Design activities to be compatible with existing plans and policies, and develop strategies for sustainability