Consultant - Infectious Respiratory Diseases

  • Added Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 15 July 2022
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Qualifications

Purpose of consultancy

To enhance the global preparedness and response capacity for infectious respiratory diseases through GISRS.

Background ย 

The Global Influenza Programme initiated the project to enhance global preparedness and response capacity for infectious respiratory diseases through GISRS and Public Health Intelligence. The project aims to strengthen the end-to-end integration of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in 27 countries across all six WHO regions with the use of RT PCR multiplex assays for influenza and SARS-CoV-2, build capacity for sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 viruses, and timely sharing of virologic and genetic data and meta-data on publicly accessible data platforms.

Deliverables

Output 1: Integration of influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses surveillance

  • Activity 1.1: Provide technical guidance to National Influenza Centres and influenza laboratories in the use of multiplex RT PCR assays for influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viruses;
  • Activity 1.2: Monitor weekly reporting of integrated influenza and SARS-CoV2 sentinel surveillance results to FluMart data platforms;
  • Activity 1.3: Ensure adequate and timely procurement and supply of multiplex RT PCR kits, laboratory reagents, enzymes to participating laboratories;
  • Activity 1.4: Provide advice to countriesโ€™ and closely monitor the end-to-end integration of surveillance Output 2: Consistent and timely of availability genetic sequence data (GSD) of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 from GISRS sentinel system and potential metadata in GISAID;

    Output 2: Consistent and timely of availability genetic sequence data (GSD) of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 from GISRS sentinel system and potential metadata in GISAID.

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