The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training, Clinical Characterization Protocol (ALERRT CCP)

  • Funded by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
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  • Funder

    Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), Wellcome Trust
  • Principle Investigator

  • Research Location

    Ghana, Africa
  • Lead Research Institution

    Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine
  • Research Category

    Clinical characterisation and management

  • Research Subcategory

    Supportive care, processes of care and management

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  • Vulnerable Population

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As part of the response to the emergence of COVID-19, the World Health Organization Africa Regional Office is organizing various Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and critical care training activities targeted at Low and Middle-Income countries (LMICs) in Africa. While the initiatives taken by WHO/AFRO are critical, training for research into the disease also needs to be targeted at the same LMICs, because being an Emerging Infectious Disease, we need to "learn-as-we-go". Clinical research on COVID-19 will have to be closely integrated with the IPC, clinical care, and epidemiological training activities, including use of the WHO First Few X (FFX) Cases and contact investigation protocol for COVID-19. ALERRT proposes to work closely with the WHO/AFRO and Africa CDC and existing networks and structures across Africa and globally to provide the forementioned clinical research training and support. ALERRT is a member of the Global Federation - ISARIC, which has developed a Clinical Characterization protocol for COVID-19. This protocol been endorsed by the WHO and is currently being used in China and across the UK and Europe.Being already established and conducting activities in sub-Sahara Africa, the ALERRT network has the capacity to effectively implement the proposed project.