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 school testing (what worked and did not work), as well as share novel designs and experiences

  • Propose risk reduction strategies to maintain schools open

  • Allow for feedback and discussions on how to monitor testing 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 school testing strategies to help keep schools open for in-person learning and find who has the virus early to protect the community and better inform public health measures. This course covers the following topics:

  • Case Study: Bahrain COVID-19 Antigen Testing Success Story: An international model

  • Case Study: The case of Anima Educacao: Keeping onsite learning in the middle of the COVID-19 storm in Brazil

  • Testing initiatives for schools in Canada

  • Testing in Schools Q&A

Course Directors

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

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


  • Lt. Col (Professor) Manaf Mohamed Alqahtani, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain

  • Dr. Evaldo Stanislau Affonso de Araújo, Hospital das Clínicas University of Sao Paulo, University of St Jude the Apostle in Brazil

  • Dr. Antoine Corbeil, Public Health Ontario Laboratory, Canada

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