Watch the webinar
Watch the recording of a recent UK-PHRST & The Global Health Network webinar on Infection, Prevention and Control and Outbreak Response: Moving beyond a reactive to a proactive approach.Learn more
Regarder le webinaire
Regardez l'enregistrement d'un récent webinaire UK-PHRST & The Global Health Network sur la prévention et le contrôle des infections et la réponse aux épidémies : Passer d'une approche réactive à une approche proactive.Learn more
Join the UK-PHRST Community of Practice
Join the UK-PHRST Community of Practice to connect with networks, participate in discussions/blogs, share resources, and to receive UK-PHRST hub updates on events, news, training, publications, guidelines, and tools.Learn more
We Want To Hear From You!
The UK-PHRST has launched a discussion series on outbreak preparedness and response to encourage sharing of experiences and reflections. Do you have any suggestions of topics/speakers for future discussion events as part of this series? Email email@example.com.Learn more
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
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
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
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
Research and Funding Calls
Find out what are the latest research and funding calls relevant to outbreak preparedness and response in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).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
Closing date: Thursday 5th August 2021
The UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) are seeking an outstanding Assistant Professor to develop and support the management and implementation of the UK-PHRST Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) approach and lead on the UK-PHRST’s high quality research and capacity development activity around learning. View more details and apply for this position. Please contact Thom Banks, UK-PHRST/LSHTM Programme Manager (Thom.Banks@lshtm.ac.uk) or Susan Ismaeel, UK-PHRST/PHE Programme Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have any questions.
Infection, Prevention and Control and Outbreak Response: Moving beyond a reactive to a proactive approach
Infection, prévention et contrôle et réponse aux épidémies : Passer d'une approche réactive à une approche proactive
Watch the recording of a recent UK-PHRST and The Global Health Network webinar which discussed ways to synergise investment in short term outbreak infection prevention and control (IPC) response in low and middle-income countries towards longer term quality improvement. Join the discussion and view the Q&A from this webinar.
Regardez l'enregistrement d'un récent webinaire de l'UK-PHRST et du Global Health Network, qui a examiné les moyens de créer une synergie entre l'investissement dans la prévention et le contrôle des infections (IPC) à court terme dans les pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire et l'amélioration de la qualité à long terme. Participez à la discussion et voir les questions-réponses du webinaire.
Framework for the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in response to disease outbreaks
This framework has been developed to share learning from the UK-PHRST's development a massive open online course (MOOC) entitled “COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus” . It details a stepwise approach to the development and delivery of a MOOC in the context of a disease outbreak and includes links to useful tools and templates.
This handbook strives to: serve as a quick R code reference manual; provide task-centered examples addressing common epidemiological problems; assist epidemiologists transitioning to R; and be accessible in settings with low internet-connectivity via an offline version. This handbook is produced by a collaboration of epidemiologists from around the world drawing upon experience with organizations including local, state, provincial, and national health agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders (MSF), hospital systems, and academic institutions.
Boosting understanding of Lassa Fever virus epidemiology: Field testing a novel assay to identify past Lassa Fever virus infection in blood and oral fluids of survivors and unexposed controls in Sierra Leone
Lassa Fever (LF) is a life-threatening rodent-borne viral haemorrhagic disease of epidemic potential particularly affecting some West African communities. Gaining a better understanding of LF epidemiology, particularly the exposure and immunity status of populations in countries where the virus is endemic in the rodent hosts, is critical to developing control measures including vaccines which can protect against disease and/or reduce risk of epidemic transmission. This study reports on a project to develop and validate an antibody test that can be used with an easy-to-give oral fluid sample.
This collection of videos will introduce you to the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) including its purpose, objectives, structure and triple remit; research, response and capacity development. It includes speakers from partner organisations such as DHSC, FCDO, WHO-GOARN and Nigeria CDC sharing their first-hand perspectives of working with the UK-PHRST.Go to page
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.
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.