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DAI leads a consortium of partners who work together to deliver the TDDA programme across our five focus countries.
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​The Mérieux Foundation is an independent family foundation with public interest status based in France. It is committed to fighting the infectious diseases that affect low-income countries, working with local and international partners to build health system capacities, boost access to diagnostics and strengthen the surveillance, alert and response to epidemics. The Mérieux Foundation works hand-in-hand with WHO AFRO, building capacity in seven West African countries through the RESAOLAB clinical laboratory network. It develops research collaborations with African laboratories and beyond through its international GABRIEL network. To help vulnerable populations gain fairer access to healthcare, the foundation is active in more than 20 countries around the world, and works closely with its Washington, DC-based non-profit, Mérieux Foundation USA.

A core partner in our programme, FM provides TDDA with a network of laboratory and diagnostic staff and infrastructure, including mobile labs. It supports capacity-building in our focus countries, helping them to achieve WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHR) standards, and improve surveillance so that health planning and action become more data-driven.

Initiatives Conseil International Santé (ICI-Santé) provides technical assistance to drive innovative and sustainable public health solutions. Established in 2012, the organization is expert in sustainable health system strengthening for Africa and participates in high-level health sector reform and decision-making bodies at global, regional, national and local levels. With headquarters in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), ICI-Santé works throughout the continent and has representations in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad.

ICI- Santé plays a key role in TDDA. Alongside DAI, it delivers services that support the aspect of our work that is focused on strengthening health governance and accountability in our six focus countries.


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), founded in 1898, is a registered charity, which works to reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease-endemic countries. A world-renowned academic and applied research institution, LSTM provides a wealth of infectious disease expertise, country-level experience, interdisciplinary teams, plus rigorous data management and evidenced-based tools for resource-poor environments.

A core partner in our programme, LSTM leads TDDA’s work to improve health data, surveillance, and evidence in our focus countries. The School also contributes to our work seeking to increase adherence to IHR standards and strengthen health governance and accountability.

Our core team is supported by a number of resource partners, providing specialist services to assist our programme delivery.


The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) delivers world-class research, learning and teaching that transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally.


Through equitable and sustainable partnerships, IDS works with governments, philanthropic foundations, non-governmental organisations, academics and civil society to transform approaches to progressive social, political and economic change in ways that ultimately make a difference to people’s lives.


The Institute's work includes highlighting the role of local communities in bringing an end to deadly epidemics like Ebola. Within the TDDA programme, IDS’ expertise ensures that our community-based activities are aligned and compatible with local norms and practices.

IntraHealth is a global non-profit organization with the mission to improve the performance of health workers and strengthen the systems in which they work so that everyone everywhere has the health care they need to thrive.

IntraHealth is a DAI Global Health affiliate organization with extensive operations throughout West Africa, and world-renowned expertise in health workforce development.


The organization has deep emergency response experience from its involvement in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, during which it embedded multiple staff within the Liberian Ministry of Health and worked extensively with front-line health workers across the country.


The Operations Partnership’s (OP) mission is to drive transformational change in development and humanitarian operations. It provides strategic planning and advice, organisational change and project management, as well as delivering “the right people at the right time”, so that actors in the sector can best deliver their services.

Within the TDDA programme, OP specialises in the logistics and medical team deployment elements of our work on Emergency Response Mechanisms, alongside UK-Med. This includes the pre-selection of CSO partners, on-the-ground assessment of response capabilities in our focus countries, and planning for possible response actions in all WHO AFRO countries.

UK-Med provides health expertise in emergencies and builds local, national and international healthcare capacity to increase preparedness and reduce risk. It responds to urgent requests for support anywhere in the world and trains experienced UK and International doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwives and other health professionals to more effectively respond to natural disasters and disease outbreaks. It also builds resilience by partnering with and supporting the training of local health workers and medical teams in countries at high risk, or suffering the legacy, of outbreaks, conflict or natural disasters.


Within the TDDA programme, UK-Med specializes in the logistics and medical team deployment aspects of our work on Emergency Response Mechanisms, alongside The Operations Partnership. This includes the pre-selection of CSO partners, on-the-ground assessment of response capabilities and planning for possible response actions in all WHO AFRO countries.

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