Table 1

Roles and responsibilities of the ACoDD management team

OfficeRoles and responsibilities
Director of AFENET
  • Provides overall strategic leadership of the ACoDD operations

  • Leads advocacy

  • Resource mobilisation

Director of Programmes
  • Overall technical oversight for the ACoDD operations

  • Resource mobilisation

  • Approval of budgets for operations

Secretariat Focal Person
  • Coordinates mobilisation of ACoDD across the network

  • Provision of technical support and supervision of ACoDD teams during deployment

  • Maintains a database (Epi-Track) of ACoDD across the network

Regional Technical Coordinators
  • Engaging ministries of health and partners to release ACoDD members for deployment

  • Resource mobilisation to support operations

  • Providing technical support and supervision of ACoDD teams during deployment

  • Maintain a database for the ACoDD at (Epi-Track) at the regional level

Country ACoDD Focal Person
  • Receive requests for support from the ministries of health

  • Planning and budgeting for deployment

  • Mobilisation of ACoDD at country level

  • Coordinating predeployment briefing and orientation

  • Providing daily situation updates during an outbreak response

  • Maintains a database for the ACoDD at (Epi-Track) at country level

  • ACoDD, AFENET Corps of Disease Detectives; AFENET, African Field Epidemiology Network.