INFECTIOUS DISEASE DETECTION AND SURVEILLANCE (IDDS) PROJECT- Global Health Security
The Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance (IDDS) project is funded by USAID and supports 20 countries in Africa and Asia to detect priority diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through building national and sub-national capacities for diagnostic networks and surveillance systems.
IDDS is a consortium led by ICF and implemented by ASLM, PATH, FHI360, Fondation Mérieux, Metabiota, Gryphon Scientific and ABT Associates.
As part of this project, ASLM strengthened the microbiology capacities at the National Public Health Laboratory (LNSP) and the National Veterinary Laboratory (LANAVET) of Cameroon to detect priority pathogens and AMR in both human and animal.
ASLM has assisted the Ministry of Health to geolocalise the capacity of 360 laboratories in all 10 regions of Cameroon, providing critical evidence to improve the surveillance and diagnostic network for bacteriology and other testing. ASLM has conducted a situational analysis for specimen transport, referral, diagnostic test availability, and delivery of results for select priority diseases.