According to bank documents, the project objective (PDO) is to improve genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 capacities of South Africa and the African region.
This project will expand the capacity of South Africa and the region to produce more than 20,000 SARSCoV-2 genomes in a two-year period (November 2021 and November 2023) by investing in CERI and other regional laboratories. Genomics surveillance aims to transform public health interventions by monitoring genetic changes that impact pathogenicity, diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. Therefore, this funding will not only help fight COVID-19, but also represent a unique opportunity to expand the genomics infrastructure that can be used for endemic diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and other infectious diseases in South Africa and the continent. Furthermore, such genomics infrastructure could also be used to support Africa’s preparedness for future epidemics and pandemic responses.
Contact : Thulani Clement Matsebula Title : Senior Economist, Health
Telephone No : 5369+3160 Email : email@example.com
Borrower : National Treasury
Contact : Mark Blecher Title : Chief Director: Health & Social Development
Telephone No : 27836273251 Email : Mark.Blecher@treasury.gov.za
Contact : Tulio de Oliveira Title : Principal Investigator
Telephone No : 27829624219 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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