Target Audience

This activity is specifically designed for:

  • Health and Non-health Sector Communities

  • Scientists

  • Subject Matter Experts

  • Ministries of Health

  • Academia

  • Policy and Decision Makers

  • Regulators

  • Key Opinion Leaders

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Rapidly disseminate evidence from mass gathering events and schools (what worked and did not work), as well as share designs and experiences

  • Propose risk reduction strategies for upcoming events and re-opening of schools for feedback and discussions on how to monitor effectiveness


Experiences and case studies are collected through regional and in-country partners and shared through webinars and the GHCPD educational platform. In this activity, we discuss community testing strategies to better inform public health measures as countries plan for major events. We also look to experiences with school testing to help keep schools open for in-person learning and early virus detection to protect the community. This course covers the following topics:

  • Updates on Planning the Africa Cup of Nations

  • Panel Discussion: (1) Testing the community (2) Country lockdown thresholds

  • Testing in Schools

  • Panel Discussion: (1) Who to test and how (2) School testing as an indicator of outbreaks

  • Self-testing

Course Directors

Professor Rosanna Peeling, International Diagnostic Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Professor David Heymann, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom


  • Professor Yap Boum II, Africa for Epicentre, Médecins sans Frontières, and University of Yaoundé, Cameroon

  • Dr. Jay Varma, Professor at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City, United States

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