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COVID-19: Psychological First Aid in Africa
This course will show front-line responders how to recognise when people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are in distress, and how to provide them with Psychological First Aid (PFA).Learn more
COVID-19 Infection, Prevention and Control Training
Access comprehensive infection prevention and control training resources for practitioners, healthcare workers, health facility managers, and local officials who deliver healthcare services across Africa.Learn more
The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) aims to improve the response to outbreaks of infectious diseases in low and middle income countries.Learn more
Discuss the latest evidence and implications for policy within our community. What are the challenges to the response to COVID-19 in low-resource settings, and how can research help support the response? Start a discussion here!Learn more
Calls and Funding Opportunities
Find out what are the latest research calls and funding opportunities relevant to outbreak preparedness and response in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).Learn more
Explore some of the latest career opportunities in the field of outbreak preparedness and response.Learn more
Share your experience responding to COVID-19 with a blog! What are the challenges in responding to COVID-19? What do you think the key evidence gaps are for policy-makers in low and middle income countries?Learn more
11th February 2021
This year, the world will celebrate the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science to promote and honour women and girls in the field of science. The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated the critical role women researchers play in the fight against COVID-19, from enabling research to delivering it. In the coming weeks, we will bring you stories of inspiring women the UK-PHRST has been working with.
This course will show front-line responders how to recognise when people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are in distress, and how to provide them with Psychological First Aid (PFA).It is specifically designed for first responders in Africa and reflects the different healthcare situations of African countries.It draws on guidance from the World Health Organisation and the United Nations, and has been adapted for the context by the UK-Public Health Rapid Support Team (PHE/LSHTM) with input by experts from WHO AFRO, WHO EMRO, Africa CDC, the West African Health Organization, and the Eas, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC).
Applications due 1st March 2021 09.00am GMT
The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) is delighted to launch its inaugural Fellowship Programme to begin in May 2021. Funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and the Wellcome Trust, SSHAP is looking for future leaders in social science to be able to apply their knowledge in humanitarian emergencies in locally relevant ways. Apply for the SSHAP Fellowship Programme.
TDR and the Global Vector Hub (GVH) have developed a web-based global directory of medical entomology courses as a new resource for strengthening the capacity of scientists combating neglected tropical diseases and other vector-borne diseases.TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages.
Toolkit: Incorporating intersectional gender analysis into research on infectious diseases of poverty
This toolkit aims to strengthen the capacity of researchers working on infectious diseases of poverty by incorporating an intersectional gender approach. While this toolkit includes a focus on research that prioritises the prevention and control of infectious diseases of poverty, it is equally relevant to other health research and interventions.
Two Day Orientation Training: COVID-19 & Community Health Workers (CWH)
This training on COVID-19 for CHWs has been designed as a rapid and practical field-level orientation that can be given with little recourse to technology and adapted by individual countries as needed. It has been used in multiple African Union member states, and is provided open access on condition of acknowledgement of Africa CDC.
Partnership for Evidence-Based Response to COVID-19 (PERC) is a public-private partnership between various organisations, including Africa CDC and the UK-PHRST. PERC supports evidence-based measures to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on African Union Member States.
Read the latest PERC report "Responding to COVID-19 in Africa: Using Data to Find a Balance Part II" here.
How do you select which data collection or management tool to use in an outbreak? The Data Collection, Management and Analysis Tool Finder was created to support decision makers (MoH, NGOs etc.) to find the most appropriate electronic tools for outbreak response based on their needs and technical requirements.Go to page
This specialist short course explores some of the core ethical issues that arise in the conduct of research in global health emergencies – from outbreaks of infectious diseases to natural and human-made disasters.