The Institute integrates high-technology laboratory work on the biology of pathogens, their reservoirs and vectors with host genetics and immunology, clinical trials, epidemiology and community-based intervention. Its laboratory diagnostics of tropical and rare diseases serve as the Reference Laboratory for SARS-corona virus and WHO Collaborating Centre for haemorrhagic fever viruses (http://www.bni-hamburg.de).
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the national public health institute. As a central institution of the federal government, it serves both to combat infectious diseases and to analyse long-term health-related trends in the population. The RKI therefore cooperates with partners in the scientific sector, the Public Health Service and the Health Care Sector (http://www.rki.de).
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) networks field epidemiology and laboratory training programs in Africa. AFENET is a not-for-profit organization that works with Ministries of Health
across Africa to develop sustainable programs and capacity to strengthen field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to manage disease outbreaks and other priority health
Swiss TPH is a leading institution in the field of global health. Its mandate is to contribute to improving the health of populations internationally, nationally and locally through excellence in research, services and teaching and training. It offers a range of teaching programmes from BSc to PhD level and in the field of postgraduate professional continuous education. It is an associated institute of the University of Basel (http://www.swisstph.ch).