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This platform has been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome Trust, UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and is supported by the International Decision Support Initiative (Center for Global Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, HITAP).C19 ECONOMICS
Aim of this network is to enable and improve health economics evidence to inform COVID-related decisions and policies globally. C19Economics.org was created to curate experiences, data, tools and analyses; and support health economists generate evidence for policy globally, with a focus on LMIC settings, in a demand driven and scientifically robust fashion. The goal is to facilitate the sharing of experiences and provide analysts with access to a focussed set of resources, a space to informally receive peer support and review, given the pressures to produce rapid results in an emerging field. In addition to supporting those who advice policy makers, C19 Economics team members also aim to provide decision makers with a space to access analysts and summaries of relevant evidence, as it emerges’ directly to shape national and regional decision making
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Pandemic Action NetworkPandemic Action Network
Pandemic Action Network is a robust and growing global multi-sector network of partners including include representatives from international institutions, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media and creative agencies, philanthropies and the private sector which advocates for policy changes and increased support and resources to end the current pandemic as quickly as possible and ensure that the world is prepared for the next one.
Gender & Covid-19Gender & Covid-19
A global group of researchers, gender practitioners, and advocates from global health, international relations, public policy, development economics, and other disciplines with the shared understanding of the need to better analyze and address the gendered impacts of COVID-19 – inclusive of cis and trans women and men, and gender minorities – and existing inequities in pandemic preparedness and response. This platform aims to advance the application of intersectional gender expertise across global health and all areas of sustainable development; to accelerate progress toward and accountability for gender equality through the production and dissemination of rigorous gender research and evidence-based policy-making; and to bridge the gaps between gender theory, policy, and practice.The Gender and COVID-19 Working Group provide rapid policy guidance and support to those crafting interventions.
University of Oxford, Cornell UniversityCoMo Consortium
The International Modelling Consortium (CoMo Consortium) uses a participatory approach to provide decision-making support to policymakers, using evidence from epidemiological and economic models adapted to each country’s context. This Consortium was created by researchers at the University of Oxford together with academic colleagues at Cornell University and is partnering with infectious disease modellers and other public health experts from more than 40 countries across Africa, Asia, and South and North America.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US National Institutes of HealthCOVID-19 Forecast Hub
The COVID-19 Forecast Hub serves as a central repository of forecasts and predictions from over 50 international research groups.This Hub was founded in March 2020 by the Reich Lab of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been supported since then by a small but dedicated group of faculty, post-docs, and students from UMass-Amherst, Iowa State, Carnegie Mellon, and international research groups. All teams building COVID-19 forecasting models are welcome to join the COVID-19 Forecast Hub. Over 100m rows of forecast data are stored in a standard format in our data repository. This structured data and the accompanying interactive visualization make it easy to compare the models side-by-side. Having all the model output in one place helps decision-makers and the general public understand the range of possible future outcomes more clearly.
The Global Collaboration of Traumatic StressC19 MentalHealthNet (The COVID-19 Mental Health Research Network)
The Global Collaboration of Traumatic Stress is collecting information on COVID-19 related mental health research that is being conducted or planned around the world. The aim of this project is to offer opportunities for collaboration, encourage sharing of resources (and data), and promote interchange amongst researchers in this area. A data collection tool (GoogleForm) has been developed allowing the information be findable / usable. This network offers support researchers to expand the reach of their study, to let others know about the research, find collaborators, share skills and discover opportunities for multi-country and cross-cultureal research.
New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)EndCoronavirus
EndCoronavirus (ECV) is an international volunteer coalition and networking hub that develops and promotes community-based solutions for policy-makers, businesses and individuals. ECV develop effective, community-based solutions to end the pandemic. They offer guidelines for policy makers, businesses and individualsadvocacy, guidance and recommendations
GLOBAL PANDEMIC COALITIONGlobal Pandemic Coalition
The Global Pandemic Coalition is a non-profit, independent healthcare organization consisting of 100+ mission driven Healthcare Systems, Hospitals, Labs, Clinics, Telemedicine, AI, HealthTech and many other types other healthcare providers, services and companies from 6 continents helping the fight against COVID-19 and infectious disease. The mission of this coalition is to Assemble a global coalition to halt and eradicate pandemic diseases.
Long Covid AllianceLong Covid Alliance
The Long COVID Alliance is a network of patient-advocates, scientists, disease experts, and drug developers who have joined together to leverage their collective knowledge and resources to educate policy makers and accelerate research to transform our understanding of post-viral illness. More than 50 organizations have formed the Long COVID Alliance. The core values of this alliance: Collaboration — Long COVID has highlighted many challenges in science, research, and healthcare. We can overcome these challenges by working together. Science Strong — Our Alliance relies upon researchers and scientists from both public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed, evidence-based practices are core to the Alliance’s efforts. Patient-Centered — “Nothing about us, without us.” The post-viral patient voice and experience is key. The Alliance strives to include patient-leaders at every stage of its work.
COVGENCOVID Generation Research Alliance
This alliance is focused on children around the world that are conceived, carried and born during this time, the COVID generation (COVGEN). In March of 2020, investigators across multiple institutions began sharing tools and approaches in support of global research harmonization. From those initial activities a number of publicly available instruments and subnetworks have formed. The COVGEN alliance will continue to support these activities by highlighting COVGEN activities around the world, and by providing a platform for new collaborations and research activities to organically emerge.Visit Network
Paris Institute for Advanced StudyWorld Pandemic Research Network
The World Pandemic Research Network (WPRN) platform maintains a searchable global directory of the scientific projects, initiatives and resources available on the societal and human impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.WPRN is free, non-profit, public-funded, and GDPR compliant. Steered by an international Scientific Advisory Board , it counts among its partner institutions major scientific networks and institutes worldwide.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaCOVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network
With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network brings together the latest clinical guidance, institutional protocols, clinical trials data, practice tools and resources from a variety of medical subspecialties around the world. Visit daily for must-have information, curated by medical experts, that will help clinicians and other decision-makers work together to win the fight against COVID-19.
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Liverpool Brain Infections GroupCOVID-19 Neuro Network
The COVID-19 Neuro Network is an international collaboration part of Brain Infections Global, led by the Liverpool Brain Infections Group from the University of Liverpool. The overall aim of Brain Infections Global is to improve the diagnosis of acute brain infections in adults and children in low and middle income countries (LMIC), to guide treatment and improve outcomes. We also work to develop and support research capacity among partners.
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NIHLaRed – Mexican Emerging Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network
Mexican clinical research network, “LaRed” initiated in September 2009 between The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), USA and the MoH. This Network was created to conduct collaborative clinical research addressing emerging threats, increase scientific knowledge, and directly contribute to improved clinical management of infectious diseases of public health importance.
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HDR UKInternational COVID-19 Research Alliance and Workbench (ICODA)
The International COVID-19 Data Alliance provides a co-ordinated international platform to enable researchers to access global data to derive rapid insights about COVID-19 and speed up the development of treatments.
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WHOWHO TDR Global
TDR Global is a worldwide community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR on research on infectious diseases of poverty. Find mentors, research expertise or collaborators by researcher’s name, keywords and disciplines.
Infectious DiseaseVisit Network
IDDOInfection Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)
The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) assembles clinical, laboratory and epidemiological data on a collaborative platform to be shared with the research and humanitarian communities. The data are analysed to generate reliable evidence and innovative resources that enable research-driven responses to the major challenges of emerging and neglected infections.
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Institut PasteurThe Institut Pasteur International Network
The role of the Institut Pasteur International Network is to help improve public health, particularly by dealing with infectious agents, through biomedical research, public health activities, education, innovation and technology transfer.
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Global Health NetworkGlobal Health Network COVID-19 Research Implementation and Knowledge Hub
The ability to undertake research should be equitable across the globe and we need to engage in all types of studies across all settings and care contexts. The aim of this hub is to ensure that research teams can find the support, tools, resources and guidance that they need to aid their studies during this rapidly evolving situation. Using shared and open protocols and tools can raise research standards and enable easier and better data sharing.
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WHO network of over 250 technical institutions and networks globally that respond to acute public health events with the deployment of staff and resources to affected countries. Coordinated by an Operational Support Team based at the WHO headquarters in Geneva and governed by a Steering committee, we aim to deliver rapid and effective support to prevent and control infectious diseases outbreaks and public health emergencies when requested.
Emergency ResponseVisit Network
REDe is an international network focused on building research capacity and preparedness to tackle emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Latin America and Caribbean. The REDe platform provides: Bespoke resources and training to develop research knowledge, methods, skills and capabilities of researchers and frontline healthcare workers Unique networking and collaborative opportunities including finding experts, collaborators or research organisations. Effective online knowledge sharing and dissemination system. The Network development is supported by the three EU funded consortia (ZIKAction, ZIKAlliance and ZikaPLAN). Its initial focus is on advancing rapid and coherent research response to the Zika outbreak.
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ZIKAlliance is a multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortium comprised of 54 partners worldwide and coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. ZIKAlliance is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The project will investigate clinical, fundamental, environmental and social aspects of ZIKV infection. In particular, ZIKAlliance will focus on the impact of ZIKV infection during pregnancy and the natural history of ZIKV in humans and their environment. In collaboration with two other EC funded consortia (ZikaPLAN and ZIKAction), ZIKAlliance will also work on the development of a preparedness platform in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The International ZIKAction Consortium has been established in South and Central America, the Caribbean and Europe with the complementary goals of: - Developing a multidisciplinary multinational ready-to-act network capable of rapidly addressing any maternal and paediatric health research need arising from the ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak and; Conducting an interdisciplinary programme of research studies within this network to address key knowledge gaps relating to ZIKV epidemiology, natural history and pathogenesis, with a particular emphasis on maternal and child health.
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EU FundedZikaPlan - Latin American Network
ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network) brings together 25 leading research and public health organizations in Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe, taking a comprehensive approach to tackle the Zika threat.
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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is the specialized international health agency for the Americas. It works with countries throughout the region to improve and protect people's health.PAHO engages in technical cooperation with its member countries to fight communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their causes, to strengthen health systems, and to respond to emergencies and disasters. PAHO is committed to ensuring that all people have access to the health care they need, when they need it, with quality and without fear of falling into poverty. Through its work, PAHO promotes and supports the right of everyone to good health. Under the leadership of its 51 member countries and territories, PAHO sets regional health priorities and mobilizes action to address health problems that respect no borders and that, in many cases, jeopardize the sustainability of health systems.
University of OxfordMORU Tropical Health Network
The MORU Tropical Health Network, which hosts the ‘Thailand Wellcome Africa and Asia Programme’, conducts targeted clinical and public health research that aims to discover and develop appropriate, practical, affordable interventions that measurably improve the health of people living in resource-limited parts of the world.Visit Network
International Epidemiological Association (US)South East Asia International Epidemiological Association
The IEASEA Region website is an opportunity to bring together various stakeholders and create valuable learning experience on how to provide quality health services which reach out to all the population, regardless of their status, poverty, and location, with equity and social justice as prime guiding principles. Believing strongly that the tool of epidemiology has the potential to empower scientists and programme managers to accurately and reliably gather evidence about the relevance, severity, frequency of occurrence and course of specific diseases in the community, the website seeks to create an opportunity to demonstrate, share experiences and discuss about the application of epidemiological principles for public health action. The main objective is to promote the role of epidemiology for public health action and advocate for its application for national program development and management, be it communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, environmental health or health system development.
Drug Discovery and Development CentreH3D
H3D is an accredited University of Cape Town research centre within the Faculty of Science but with strong affiliations with the Faculty of Health Sciences and specifically the Division of Pharmacology and the Institute for Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine (IDM). H3D operates within UCT’s world-class translational medicine research environment. Independent of the university governance systems, three structures strategically guide and implement H3D’s scientific programmes: the Scientific and Management Advisory Board, the Executive Committee and the Operations Committee
University of OxfordGlobal Health Bioethics Network
The Global Health Bioethics Network is a collaborative partnership between the Wellcome Major Overseas Programmes in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Thailand-Laos, and Vietnam, and the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. t has three aims: to promote and support ethical reflection across the MOPs and their research partners in a wide range of other low-income countries; to build the capacity of the MOPs and their partners to identify and address ethical issues in their research; and to facilitate and support ethics research.
African Academy of SciencesAfrican Academy of Sciences
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit pan African organisation. The AAS’ vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. The AAS’ vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. Their tripartite mandate is recognising excellence through the AAS’ highly prestigious fellowship and award schemes, providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) strategies and policies, and implementing key STI programmes addressing Africa’s developmental challenges through an agenda setting, funding and programme management platform, the alliance for accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), an initiative of the AAS, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) and global partners.Visit Network
The WHO Regional Office for Africa is one of WHO’s 6 regional offices around the world. It serves the WHO African Region, which comprises 47 Member States with the Regional Office in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As the lead health authority within the United Nations (UN) system, they work with the Member States in the African Region and development partners to improve the health and well-being of people.
AfricArXiv is a community-led digital archive for African research, working towards building an African-owned open scholarly repository; a knowledge commons of African scholarly works. We partner with established scholarly repository services to provide a platform for African scientists of any discipline to present their research findings and connect with other researchers on the African continent and globally.
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ICANInfection Control Africa Network (ICAN)
The Infection Control Africa Network (ICAN) exists to promote and facilitate the establishment of infection control programmes, achievement and maintenance of infection reduction, including healthcare associate infections, and promote antimicrobial stewardship activities through education by working with infection prevention structures in Africa and other International health related associations.
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East Africa CommunityEast African Integrated Disease Surveillance
The East African Integrated Disease Surveillance Network (EAIDSNet) is a regional collaborative initiative of the national ministries of the EAC Partner States responsible for human and animal health in collaboration with the national health research and academic institutions. The overall goal of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to common communicable diseases in the East African region through the establishment of a strong network capable of generating useful epidemiological information for early warning of impending epidemics as well as supporting joint planning and implementation of disease control measures.
African Field Epidemiology NetworkAfrica Field Epidemiology Network
AFENET is a non-profit networking and service alliance of Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FELTPs), and other applied epidemiology training programs. AFENET has operations in over 31 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa or the World Health Organisation Africa Region (WHO – AFRO). Established in 2005, AFENET is dedicated to helping Ministries of Health in Africa build strong, effective, sustainable programs and capacity to improve public health systems on the African continent. The network’s goal is to strengthen field epidemiology and public health laboratory capacity to contribute effectively to addressing epidemics and other major public health problems in Africa.
Wits UniversityAfrican Leadership Initiative for Vaccine Expertise (ALIVE)
ALIVE partners at Wits University are internationally recognised scientists with expertise across the breadth of vaccinology research, from basic science to translational science, clinical research and implementation studies.
The African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT) is a multi-disciplinary consortium building a patient-centered clinical research network to respond to epidemics across sub-Saharan Africa. ALERRT aims to reduce the public health and socio-economic impact of disease outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa by building a sustainable clinical and laboratory research preparedness and response network.
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PANDORA-ID-NET (Pan African Network for Rapid Research, Response and Preparedness for Infectious Disease Epidemics) is a novel multidisciplinary ‘One Health’ initiative that supports broad themes addressing the response to emerging infections in Africa.
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TESATESA (Trials of Excellence in South Africa)
The Trials of Excellence for Southern Africa (TESA) Network is a regional research network of Southern Africa Countries, with the objectives to build clinical trials’ capacity and infrastructure by mentoring and training the existing capacities among the researchers, clinicians and laboratory technicians to conduct trials in line with ethical guidelines and Good Clinical Practices.
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CANTAMCANTAM (Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria for the conduct of clinical trials)
CANTAM is the first regional network of excellence supported by EDCTP in Sub-Saharan Africa for the conduct of clinical trials on HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in compliance with ICH/GCP standards. Four, two, one and one institutions established in Cameroon, Republic of Congo, Gabon and Germany, respectively were partners.
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EACCREACCR (East Africa Consortium for Clinical Research)
The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (EACCR) is a capacity-building Network comprising of 23 institutions from 6 countries in East Africa and 8 northern partner institutions from 5 northern countries and is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).
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WANETAMWANETAM (West African Network for TB, AIDS and Malaria)
WANETAM is focussed on HIV, TB, Malaria and other Neglected Tropical Diseases. To contribute to the improvement of the health system in West Africa.
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EDCTPEDCTP Knowledge Hub
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has partnered with The Global Health Network to develop this 'Knowledge Hub', which aims to provide researchers with the tools and guidance to enable them to undertake high-quality health research.
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PHEPREN is a global community of bioethicists building on pre-existing expertise and resources to provide real-time, trusted, contextual support to communities, policymakers, researchers, and responders in relation to the ethical issues arising out of global health emergencies, with a current focus on the COVID-19 pandemic