New UK-PHRST Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

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 ( or Susan Ismaeel, UK-PHRST/PHE Programme Manager ( 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.

The Epidemiologist R Handbook

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 versionThis 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.