Bringing WGS into AMR surveillance
SEQAFRICAs main objective is to develop, expand and support WGS and bioinformatics capacity for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance across Africa. In addition, we contribute to the global pandemic surveillance efforts of SARS-CoV-2.
Our centers provide WGS and analysis services to surrounding countries in West, East and Southern Africa and support investigations of outbreaks, unusual resistance phenotypes, and/or delineation of the flow of organisms/genes across human, animal, agricultural and aquaqulture sectors. Please find application forms for WGS further down this page.
Building capacity sustainably through training
Improving the surveillance of AMR in Africa does not only require building and expanding existing sequencing capacity through instrumentation, but also call for training in the use of equipment and acquiring necessary skills to analyze the generated data. In-depth training is instrumental to sustain activities beyond the timeframe of the project, and as such SEQAFRICA has developed extensive virtual training for a range of audiences going from novel and non-users to more experienced staff. Please find more information, details and resources for the training below.