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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
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
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
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
Webinar 26th January 2021 12.00 - 13.00 GMT
Social scientists have a robust history of contributing to better understandings of and responses to disease outbreaks. The implementation of qualitative research in the context of infectious epidemics, however, continues to lag behind in the delivery, credibility and timeliness of findings when compared to other research designs. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros will discuss the importance of qualitative data to inform evidence-based public health responses and provide a way forward to global research teams who wish to implement similar rapid qualitative studies. Join the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine qualitative research webinar.
Applications due 31st January 2021
The goal of this FREE training is to equip participants with foundational infectious disease epidemiology and modeling concepts to be able to have a better command of the interpretation of common data that is available for humanitarian emergencies. Apply for the Epidemiology and Modeling course.
8th January 2021
The UK-PHRST “Strengthening public mental health in Africa in response to COVID-19” project, due for completion in March 2021, aims to better understand enablers and barriers to integrating mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) support as part of the COVID-19 response in African countries, and to identify what is needed to strengthen capacity of national leadership to respond to the mental health aspects of future outbreaks. Read more about this project.
In search of coronavirus’ antibodies: conducting a COVID-19 seroprevalence study in a large refugee camp setting
23rd December 2020
To understand more about the transmission of SARS CoV-2 in the refugee camps, the Bangladesh Institute of Epidemiology and Disease Control Research (IEDCR) with support from WHO, UNHCR and partners including the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS/IFRC) and the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team/ London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK-PHRST/LSHTM), is currently conducting a seroprevalence study in all 34 camps to identify antibodies to the causative agent of CoVID-19. Read more about the study.
Neglected tropical diseases activities in Africa in the COVID-19 era: the need for a “hybrid” approach in COVID-endemic times
4th January 2021
This paper outlines how a "hybrid approach" to strengthen health systems, and facilitate integration and cross-sector collaboration in African countries can support achievement of neglected tropical disease (NTD) targets.
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.