Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust COVID-19 Epidemic Preparedness

  • 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)

    $320,405.13
  • Funder

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

    Pending
  • Research Location

    N/A
  • Lead Research Institution

    N/A
  • Research Category

    Pathogen: natural history, transmission and diagnostics

  • Research Subcategory

    Diagnostics

  • 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

Malawi is at high risk of COVID-19 epidemic spread, the healthcare system is fragile and the population vulnerable to severe disease. We propose epidemic preparedness activities for COVID-19. These are split into three work packages: diagnostic capacity and genomics surveillance; secondary care; and epidemiology and control. Strategically, we have designed our activities to develop a platform for Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust (MLW) to rapidly pivot into response mode to support the healthcare system and deliver excellent research for current and future epidemic disease threats. Our key goals are to provide diagnostic capability in Malawi for the COVID-19 epidemic, and to develop clinical and epidemiological tools to manage epidemic disease in Malawi