COREP: Determining the epidemiological parameters of COVID-19 through sero-surveillance with dried plasma spots and nested household transmission studies in rural Kenya and South Africa

  • Funded by European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Total publications:2 publications

Grant number: RIA2020EF-3026

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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • start year

    2020
  • Known Financial Commitments (USD)

    $594,125.35
  • Funder

    European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    Germany, Europe
  • Lead Research Institution

    Heidelberg University Hospital
  • Research Category

    Pathogen: natural history, transmission and diagnostics

  • Research Subcategory

    Diagnostics

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    Not applicable

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Unspecified

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Health Personnel

Abstract

The COREP project (RIA2020EF-3026) aims to 1) define epidemiological parameters of SARS-CoV-2 infection in rural Kenya and South Africa, including the reproductive number, transmissibility, clinical disease spectrum and population-level incidence; 2) assess the burden of SARS-CoV-2 disease in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, and risk factors for infection and transmission; and 3) evaluate the diagnostic performance, feasibility, usability and cost-effectiveness of Dried Plasma Spot samples collected at the community level through fingerpricks by community health workers, followed by centralised serological testing.

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Reducing Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake: Community Ideas from Urban and Rural Kenya.

Reducing Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake: Community Ideas From Urban And Rural Kenya