With booming populations and poor health infrastructure, parts of Africa are the perfect place for the next pandemic to arise. But a new disease surveillance network known as Sentinel is trying to stop the next pandemic before it happens. One of the goals of Sentinel is to train healthcare workers in Africa, so that Sentinel detection tools become part of their everyday life. Over the next five years, they plan to train 1,000 medical workers. “I see no reason why Africa shouldn’t be the leaders in the field of infectious disease prevention and innovation,” says Dr. Christian Happi. See full article.