Emergency C-19 Response

Lead Research Organisation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Department Name: UNLISTED

Abstract

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Technical Summary

The MRC is pleased to confirm additional capital funding for the MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Research Unit Uganda up to the value of £27,000 to support the Centres important work on COVID-19.

This exceptional award is being made in recognition of the fact that research will be critical in overcoming this epidemic.

Publications

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Nalumansi A (2021) Field evaluation of the performance of a SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid diagnostic test in Uganda using nasopharyngeal samples. in International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

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Lutalo T (2021) Evaluation of the performance of 25 SARS-CoV-2 serological rapid diagnostic tests using a reference panel of plasma specimens at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. in International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases

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Bugembe DL (2021) SARS-CoV-2 Variants, South Sudan, January-March 2021. in Emerging infectious diseases

 
Description Collaboration with Ministry of Health 
Organisation Ministry of Health, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Generation of SARS CoV2 sequence data, policy on vaccine usage
Collaborator Contribution Generation of SARS CoV2 sequence data, policy on vaccine usage
Impact Publications, policy
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaborationwith the Ministry of Health on Research on emerging and re-emeging infections 
Organisation Ministry of Health, Uganda
Country Uganda 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We are conducting surveillance studies for new and re-ermerging viruses. We look for funding, collaborations and conduct some of the studies locally
Collaborator Contribution The Ministry of Health Departments offer the environment to work in different surveillance sites and some epidemiological expertise
Impact Publications, policies, and valuable samples
Start Year 2016