Let's face it: fundraising is challenging and incredibly time-consuming.
Afyanet will serve as a pre-existing foundation for countries to participate together in calls to raise money for disease surveillance. This significantly reduces time spent on putting together a consortium. Plus, the coordinators behind Afyanet will take care of most of the proposal drafting and application - easing the burden on public health authorities and research centers.
Participation in fundraising opportunities is not mandatory.