Identification

Name

African Field Epidemiology Network

Short name

AFENET

Status

Active

Category

Collective

Organizations
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(2) United States Agency International Development (USAID)
(3) World Health Organization (WHO)
Created

2012-08-22 22:45:28+00:00

Modified

2016-07-06 20:11:48.412667+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

AFENET is a collective network with the mission to help prevent and control epidemics and other priority public health problems in Africa. AFENET supports African nations in building strong, effective, and sustainable capacity in field epidemiology, public health laboratory management, surveillance, disease outbreak response, investigation and prevention, and improves public health systems through training and networking.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Situational awareness
Year start

2005

URL http://www.afenet.net/new/
URL (alternate) http://www.afenet.net/new/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=114&lang=en
Related system
(1) African Cholera Surveillance Network (AFRICHOL)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Africa
(2) Angola
(3) Burkina Faso
(4) Cameroon
(5) Central African Republic
(6) Congo, Democratic Republic of the
(7) Eastern Africa
(8) Ethiopia
(9) Ghana
(10) Kenya
(11) Mali
(12) Mozambique
(13) Niger
(14) Nigeria
(15) Rwanda
(16) Sierra Leone
(17) South Africa
(18) Southern Africa
(19) South Sudan
(20) Tanzania
(21) Togo
(22) Uganda
(23) Western Africa
(24) Zimbabwe
Geography

No

Diseases
(1) Avian influenza A
(2) Cholera
(3) Ebola

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Laboratory Records
(2) Official Reports