Delegaţia Uniunii Europene în Republica Moldova

Support to The Regional Centre for Disease Surveillance and Control in The ECOWAS Zone (ECOWAS-RCDSC)

07/01/2019 - 12:54
Public Health and Social Protection

The overall objective of this project is to improve the functioning of country specific monitoring/surveillance networks, and detection and warning systems in the event of diseases with epidemic nature within the ECOWAS region.


Expected results:

  • Needs are identified for coordination, information exchange, training for the NCI/RSCDC network
  • Inter-country exchange fora are organised alternatively in the countries of the sub-region
  • Trainings targeted on the identified needs are organised for NCI mangers
  • Inter-country evaluations are conducted on the performance and needs of the INC/RSCDC network
  • Inter-country evaluation reports are produced in partnership with the INC, WAHO and WHO  

Main activities (planned):

  • Workshop at ECOWAS in May 2018 to facilitate preparation of the PAGoDA with GIZ.
  • Organise joint evaluations of the operation and needs of the NCIs (National Coordinating Institutes).
  • Organise joint evaluations of the operation and needs of the network.
  • Organise trainings and for a alternatively in the countries of the sub-region.
  • Advocate for the integration in the NCIs of the activities connected to the health risks.
  • Production and dissemination of reports. 

Status as at 30 June 2018:

  • ECOWAS to request for Rider to the FA necessary to reflect proposed implementation modality with GIZ only - see ARES letter del-nigeria.003.dir(2018)2140206
  • Workshop with key stakeholders took place 22-24 May 2018 hosted by ECOWAS
  • Report from 2 Experts mobilised via FWC since March 2018 to support preparation of contract with GIZ expected by 6 July 2018 at the latest
  • FA signed in February 2018 



Source of funds:   11th EDF (CRIS ref: 2017/40214)

Total budget (EUR): 6.1M

Implementation period: 3 years (2017 – 2020)

Implementing agency:  TBD (GIZ)

Geographical region:  West Africa 


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