The Accelerating Genomics-based Surveillance for COVID-19 Response in South Africa and the African Continent project will expand the capacity of South Africa and the region to produce more than 20,000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes in a three-year period.
The Project includes four (4) components:
Component 1: Expanding the NGS-SA capacity and training
Component 2: Establishing an effective system to evaluate diagnostics and vaccine effectiveness against the variants in Africa
Component 3: Strengthening the data systems to share and training public health officials and scientists for genomic sequencing data analysis in near-real time
Component 4: Project management, monitoring and evaluation
The complete Stakeholder Engagement in PDF format plan can for this project can be downloaded from the image below.
News date: 2022-07-31
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).
Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira