SESS-A+C – Corona Global: Supporting epidemiological and serological studies on COVID-19 in partner countries

Supporting Epidemiological and Serological Studies on COVID-19 in Partner Countries: Health Care Worker and Infection Control Investigations

Short Description

Health care workers play a critical role in health service delivery, patient care and the effective implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. This project will assess the ongoing burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among health care workers and seek to improve related IPC recommendations in health care facilities where there are established partnerships in Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan. Sero-epidemiological surveys will be conducted to determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as associated factors. Partner site assessment visits will be conducted to review the IPC recommendations in-place and identify strengths as well as areas for improvements that could be made.

Project Objectives

Objectives include:

  • To determine the burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection among health care workers at facilities in partner countries
  • To determine risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection among tested health care workers
  • To assess IPC practices including strengths and areas for improvement as it relates to the effective development of IPC programmes

Last update: June 2021



01.05.2021 - 31.01.2023


ca. 200,000 EUR

Partner Countries

  • Burkina Faso
  • Uzbekistan

In Cooperation with

  • Centre-Muraz, Burkina Faso
  • Ministry of Health, Uzbekistan

Implementing Institution

Robert Koch Institute