“Thought without practice is empty; and action without thought is blind” Kwame Nkrumah

Our Project Objectives

1) Rapid response
Support development of robust ‘ready to go within 48-72 hours’ PANDORA-ID-NET trained outbreak rapid response teams that can appraise, evaluate and conduct public health research in each of the four African regions. These will be linked to other regional and global networks on emerging infections.

2) Capacity Development
Develop capacity to conduct research, evaluate and appraise (multi-disciplinary, operational, anthropological, social science, basic science, translational clinical, clinical trials, implementation research), in two situations: a) In the emergency outbreak or epidemic situation; b) In the inter-epidemic period

3) Training
Develop (through high quality training and mentorship) younger generation scientists, healthcare workers, laboratory personnel, clinical trialists, ethicists, and social scientists to take leadership of public health research into emerging infections and the One Health portfolio in all African regions

4) Advocacy
Engage and fully involve politicians, policy makers and global public health agencies at the highest level during all stages of our programme.