Managing COVID-19 epidemics in low- to middle-income and crisis-affected settings: epidemiological and economic evaluation

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

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Start & end year

    2020
    2021
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $236,070.04
  • Funder

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

    Pending
  • Research Location

    N/A
  • Lead Research Institution

    N/A
  • Research Category

    Epidemiological studies

  • Research Subcategory

    Impact/ effectiveness of control measures

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Not Applicable

  • Vulnerable Population

    Not applicable

  • Occupations of Interest

    Not applicable

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly escalating and poses a potentially catastrophic threat to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as well as crisis-affected populations. To support evidence-based, real-time decision-making by countries, donors, humanitarian actors and other stakeholders, we propose a six-month multi-disciplinary project built around three workstreams: evaluation of the health, fiscal and macro-economic impact of response options; global analysis; and technical support for decision-makers and local researchers. Specific activities (and associated deliverables) include the following:improve global data collation and capacity for economic analysis around COVID-19evaluate the health and economic implications of COVID-19 response options using micro-economic modelsquantify the macro-economic consequences of COVID-19 response optionspredict the transmission and mortality of alternative shielding options for high-risk populationsprovide a regular series of global COVID-19 health impact, resource needs and cost estimatesadvise LMIC governments, donors and humanitarian actors on COVID-19 strategysupport technical guidance and coordination for humanitarian actorssupport LMIC economists to provide local evidence on COVID-19 responses.