Action-Led Research

imageedit_13_3041614167SSI works with local partners to better meet the public health needs of their own communities by informing and promoting action-led research — research in response to locally identified problems. Read More

Centers of Excellence

globe1(red-dots)SSI has collaborations in 27 countries in Africa and Latin America. Active programs are coordinated out of our Centers of Excellence in Cairo, Egypt and Managua, Nicaragua. Read More

Innovative Technologies

imageedit_3_7799281362SSI works in multi-institutional collaborations to identify and adapt innovative technologies to support health system strengthening in limited resource settings. Read More

  • Zika

    SSI began preparing for Zika in Managua as soon as the virus was reported in Brazil. Zika is a viral disease spread by the same mosquito as dengue, chikungunya, west nile, and yellow fever. Little is known about the virus and disease due to a lack of current research. We are working to change that.

  • Chikungunya

    SSI is now involved in two projects supporting Chikungunya research in the Americas. The viral disease is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes, and shares some clinical signs with dengue. It can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common.

  • eHealth

    Launched in 2008, SSI’s ICT for Health Program is based on our experience with using sophisticated, but low cost, information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support eHealth and mHealth projects in Latin America.

  • Influenza

    Launched in 2007, SSI’s Influenza research program is defining the burden and seasonality of influenza in Nicaragua, demonstrating that it is indeed a major problem in Nicaragua and that vaccination is needed.

  • Hepatitis C

    SSI’s Hep C research program in Egypt is dedicated to sustainable research on this major cause of liver disease and a leading cause of death in the region.

  • Dengue

    Currently, SSI conducts several dengue studies in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Nicaragua. This unique long-term collaboration has provided valuable information about the immunology, epidemiology and natural history of dengue in the tropics.

Workshop Update 2017

We had a very productive 2017 with the Capacity Building Program. We held seven workshops and trained a total of 115 scientists. Our first training took place at SENACYT in Panama. We also travelled to Egypt, Nicaragua, Honduras, Uganda, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Check out our upcoming 2017 Annual Report for more information!