African critical care registry network for pandemic surveillance, clinical management and research (CRIT Care Africa)

  • Funded by Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
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Key facts

  • Disease

    COVID-19
  • Funder

    Department of Health and Social Care / National Institute for Health and Care Research (DHSC-NIHR), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
  • Principle Investigator

    Pending
  • Research Location

    United Kingdom, Africa
  • Lead Research Institution

    University of Oxford, African Coalition for Epidemic Research - Response and Training, Aga Khan University Nairobi, Debre Berhan University, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, D'Or Institute for Research and Education, Intermediate Hospital, International Forum for Acute Care Trialists (InFACT), International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC), Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Makerere University, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, NICS-MORU, University of British Columbia, University College London, University of Edinburgh, World Health Organization, Ziauddin University
  • Research Category

    Clinical characterisation and management

  • Research Subcategory

    Supportive care, processes of care and management

  • 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

Bringing together the expertise of researchers and clinicians based across low- and middle-income countries and partners from established critical care and pandemic networks internationally, this project aims to address the knowledge gaps that exist in the natural history and clinical course of COVID-19 related critical illness in Africa. Knowledge gaps and underlying operational gaps will be identified by implementing a setting-adapted registry for service evaluation and pandemic research in seven countries across Africa. Leveraging the registry data, and led by healthcare stakeholders, the researchers will identify priorities for improving processes of care for the sickest patients. Once established, the same registry platform will support trials to identify strategies for optimal supportive care and interventions in the management of critically ill patients. "Without data we cannot engage in research, and without research we have no voice." Prof Madiha Hashmi, co-investigator, Ziauddin University, Pakistan