Community-based COVID-19 Testing in Lesotho and Zambia

Botnar Research Centre for Child Health

Description: The BRCCH cordially invites you to join us online for a webinar looking at Community-based COVID-19 testing in Lesotho and Zambia. This event will highlight research progress of the collaborative project between Dr Kwame Shanaube (Zambart) and Dr Klaus Reither (Swiss TPH) on the effects of community-led interventions in mitigating the COVID-19 epidemics in Lesotho and Zambia. The BRCCH and the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) partnered on a joint initiative to support multi-national collaborations for research to mitigate COVID-19, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

When: Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 from 15:30-17:00 CET

Where: Online, Zoom seminar


  • Welcome by BRCCH Director Prof Georg Holländer
  • Keynote lecture by Dr Kwame Shanaube (Zambart), Dr Klaus Reither (Swiss TPH) & their research teams:
  • Overview of the joint BRCCH-EDCTP project: 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
  • Comparing different approaches of community-based SARS-CoV-2 testing in Lesotho and Zambia
  • Barriers and facilitators to SARS-CoV-2 testing at community-based testing sites
  • Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 tests and testing approaches
  • Plenary discussion
  • Closing


27 April 2022 - 15:30 CEST
Organized by: Botnar Research Centre for Child Health


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