MEETING | COVID-19 Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
29 & 30 March:
08:00 São Paulo | 13:00 Paris | 14:00 Nairobi | 16:30 New Delhi | 18:00 Bangkok
(4h, both days)
This meeting will bring together global research funders, including those who are funding research on COVID-19 within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with the community of researchers who are actively undertaking this research across LMICs.
It is envisaged that sharing of information on progress, barriers and outstanding gaps between researchers, research funders and wider stakeholders will contribute to facilitating a collective effort to end COVID-19, while taking the tremendous indirect impact of the other health conditions and mortality into account in particular in LMICs, and leave no one behind.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Clinical research
- Health systems & indirect impacts of COVID-19
- One Health
- Discuss emerging research findings and ongoing research activity on COVID-19 across low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
- Identify important obstacles (including persistent research system gaps), and both unmet and emerging research priorities for COVID-19 in LMICs.
- Identify what has worked and how to enable cross-setting learning for ongoing response & future research preparedness for epidemics.
Please find the concept note including the preliminary agenda here.
Ahead of the meeting, we are keen to understand researcher perspectives on the barriers to, and enablers of, effective research in COVID-19 research in and for LMICs. To provide your inputs, please complete this short survey (3 mins). The findings will be used to identify lessons learnt to inform future research responses to epidemics and pandemics in LMICs.