COVID-19 Epidemic in West Africa (WA): infection dynamics and diagnostic approaches
(Acronym : COVADIS)
|Identity of the Site Study Coordinator||François KIEMDE, MSc, PhD|
This is a prospective cohort study in which COVID-19 infected patients and their respective household contacts will be followed up at regular interval to monitor the kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 viral load and antibody titres. This study will also allow for the field validation of a COVID-19 Ag detection test and a multiplex serological assay.
This study is conducted simultaneously in 2 West Africa countries: Burkina Faso and Gambia.
|Field of application||Diagnostic trials|
Primary objective:To describe current practices and assess the impact of a package of interventions including existing diagnostic tools and training and communication for care-givers and users on acute fever case management and antibiotic prescriptions for children and adolescents presenting at outpatient facilities in Burkina Faso.
Secondary objective:To assess the adherence to new practices by health care workers and patients/caregivers
|Start Date||July 2020|
|Probable End Date||December 2021|
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