BRCCH EDCTP Outreach - Improving Access to SARS-CoV-2 Screening and Testing through Community-based COVID-19 Case-Finding and the Use of Digital Solutions in Lesotho and Zambia

In a collaboration between teams in Lesotho and Zambia, Dr Klaus Reither (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, BRCCH) and Dr Kwame Shanaube (Zambart, EDCTP) will investigate the effects of community-led interventions, rapid point-of-care diagnostics and swab self-collection in mitigating the COVID-19 epidemic in these African nations. The project will be carried out by a 14-member consortium, including collaborators based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SolidarMed, FIND and KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation.



Klaus Reither

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