Grants awarded

Managing COVID-19 epidemics in low- to middle-income and crisis-affected settings: epidemiological and economic evaluation

Grantholder:

Prof Francesco Checchi

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Prof Mark Jit

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

United Kingdom

Grantholder:

Prof Anna Vassall

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

United Kingdom

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly escalating and poses a potentially catastrophic threat to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), as well as crisis-affected populations. 

To support evidence-based, real-time decision-making by countries, donors, humanitarian actors and other stakeholders, we propose a six-month multi-disciplinary project built around three workstreams: evaluation of the health, fiscal and macro-economic impact of response options; global analysis; and technical support for decision-makers and local researchers. 

Specific activities (and associated deliverables) include the following: