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.

FHI 360 Hosted “Science and Communication – Pandemic Friend or Foe?” Workshop at Global Health Security Network Conference

Take a look at the workshop proceedings that relay the important roles of social and behavior change and research in combatting the next outbreak.

EIDHS Celebrates World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Check out our new blog on our work combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa below


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

Social Wall

E. coli outbreak linked to frozen falafel is over. But check your freezer for recalled Earth Grown brand frozen falafel sold at ALDI stores. If you have recalled frozen falafel, throw it away or return it. Don’t eat it. https://bit.ly/3CGOIdx

When Guinea identified 31 cases of vaccine-derived polio in 2021, the Gov. of Guinea worked w/ @CDCgov to launch a polio vaccination campaign. The program covered 38 districts & reached nearly 100% of intended children. Read more: https://bit.ly/3EPfG2C

The World Bank’s @WBG_IDA is one of the most powerful stories in development—working every day with partners @UNICEF, UN @Refugees, @WFP, @WHO and beyond to improve millions of lives in the poorest, most vulnerable countries. #IDAworks for results that leave no one behind. #IDA20

For this #WorldAIDSDay, @CDC_HIV’s issue brief highlights how CDC, other federal agencies & community partners are collaborating to equitably address housing & #HIV care needs through funding, program implementation & research.

Learn more: https://t.co/C4rNybnSLg ...#EndHIVEpidemic