Promoting health and safety in traditional food markets to fight COVID-19 in Peru and Bolivia

  • 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, Americas
  • Lead Research Institution

    Royal Veterinary College, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, National University of San Marcos, University of San Simón
  • Research Category

    Secondary impacts of disease, response & control measures

  • Research Subcategory

    Indirect health impacts

  • Special Interest Tags

    Gender

  • Study Subject

    Non-Clinical

  • Clinical Trial Details

    N/A

  • Broad Policy Alignment

    Pending

  • Age Group

    Adults (18 and older)

  • Vulnerable Population

    Unspecified

  • Occupations of Interest

    Other

Abstract

This project will design bespoke plans to reduce COVID-19 transmission in two markets in Sacaba, Bolivia, and two in Huancayo, Peru, and will support similar plans elsewhere through the development of a user-friendly tool that will be made available online. In collaboration with health services in these two localities, the researchers will pilot a health promotion plan for market sellers and their families that will include early detection and follow-up of COVID-19 infections. Data from the follow-up of a high-risk population will be valuable to answer questions in relation to COVID-19 infection. Enhanced local capacity resulting from the project will not only help facing the current pandemic but also future public health emergencies.