Target Audience

This activity is specifically designed for:

  • Health and Non-health Sector Communities Engaged in Activities Impacted by COVID-19

  • Scientists

  • Decision Makers

  • Ministries of Health

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how a platform for rapid collation and dissemination of the design, data and experiences of diagnostic-based interventions can slow the spread of Variants of Concern (VOCs) and save lives and livelihoods

  • Participate in a broader global health community of critical stakeholders, including the non-health sector, by sharing interventions that will guide re-opening of economies

  • Promote openness and sharing during pandemics in an effort to more quickly inform and change testing guidance and policies


Bringing together health and non-health sector stakeholders to keep updated on the use of testing in combination with other public health measures to guide best practices across regions as economies begin to open. In collaboration with key regional organizations such as Africa Centres for Disease Control & Prevention, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Latin American Alliance for the Development of In Vitro Diagnostics, and International Diagnostic Centre/London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. This course covers the following topics:

  • Moving from pandemic response to control: living with the virus

  • Updates on vaccines, variants of concerns and testing

  • A COVID-19 evidence co-op

  • Case studies: mass gatherings and travel


Professor Rosanna Peeling and Professor David Heymann are Co-directors for the course.

  • Professor Rosanna Peeling, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and International Diagnostic Centre, UK

  • Professor David Heymann, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

  • Dr. Noah Fongwen, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Dr. Donal Sammin, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Ireland

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

  • Professor YY Teo, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore

  • Carlos Gouvea, Latin American Alliance for In Vitro Diagnostic Development (ALLADiV), Brazil

  • Dr. Ilesh Jani, National Institute of Health, Mozambique

  • Dr. Robert Luo, Global Health Impact Group, US

  • Dr. Debi Boeras, Global Health Impact Group, US

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