Our vision

is to ensure that global and local public health systems are ready and able to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases.

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Emerging Infectious Diseases & Health Security (EIDHS) is a global team with in-country, local experts who have extensive knowledge in global health security and emerging infectious diseases, who are committed to strengthening health security capacity across the world.

OUR MISSION is to strategically partner and collaborate with stakeholders, implementers and communities to develop innovative, actionable, and sustainable solutions to prevent, detect and respond to outbreaks.


We use our internal and extensive breadth of expertise to strategically partner and collaborate with international communities to provide technical resources and lead the design and implementation of innovative, actionable, and sustainable solutions to prevent, detect, and respond to outbreaks.


  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Biosafety/Biosecurity
  • Immunization
  • Behavioral Change



  • National Laboratory Systems
  • Surveillance
  • Reporting
  • Workforce Development


  • Emergency Operations Centers
  • Linking Public Health with Law Enforcement and Multi-sectoral Rapid Response
  • Medical Countermeasures and Personnel Deployment

Our Team

Janet Robinson

Janet Robinson

Portfolio Director

Janet’s areas of expertise include global health security, health systems strengthening, infectious and tropical diseases, and clinical research.

Pat Sadate-Ngatchou

Pat Sadate-Ngatchou

Program Director

Pat is skilled in medical laboratory sciences, life sciences (molecular biology, genomics, immunology), and epidemiology with recent contributions in global health security.

Anicet Dahourou

Anicet Dahourou

Program director

Anicet brings decades of experience in multilevel public health and clinical diagnostics as well as in planning, developing and implementing infectious disease programs.

Sandeep Meharwal

Sandeep Meharwal

technical director

Sandeep’s work includes capacity building for infectious diseases diagnostics in areas such as workforce development and management information systems.

Mungai Ndung’u

Mungai Ndung’u

regional diagnostics advisor

Mungai is skilled in laboratory science, infectious disease surveillance, emerging pandemic threats, and priority pathogen diagnostic strengthening.

Geography and Current Activity

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What a beautiful day in Malawi—and such a lovely welcome from our @USAIDMalawi Foreign Service Nationals! I’m grateful for their dedication to strengthening democracy & driving development progress for so many communities throughout Malawi.

.@USAID supports LGBTQI+ communities around the world. In India, we helped establish the country’s 1st-ever transgender health clinics. Learn more about how Mitr Clinics provide health services, legal counsel, and safe spaces for LGBTQI+ people in India: https://t.co/6cpGwvMm5s