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PATH responds to COVID-19

Our role in responding

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, we are working to lessen its impact. Our experts are partnering with governments to establish emergency operations centers; advise on testing, treating, and managing the outbreak; and stand up digital and data systems that support real-time disease surveillance. To speed our response, PATH is temporarily pulling staff from other projects, such as malaria elimination and HIV advocacy.

Examples of our efforts:

  • Supporting COVID-19 surveillance measures in Senegal by utilizing existing surveillance systems developed for Ebola and malaria.
  • Providing technical assistance to help emergency operations centers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, and Vietnam prepare for COVID-19.
  • Developing data visualization dashboards and mapping tools that enable targeted response.
  • Partnering with the CDC to develop online COVID-19 case investigation forms in Vietnam in accordance with WHO and Ministry of Health guidelines.
MALARIAZAMBIA650.gif . Government health workers in Zambia track malaria in real time with digital dashboards. Video: PATH/Mapbox.

Digital visualization tools we have helped develop in Zambia, Senegal, and other countries for malaria elimination can be used to support COVID-19 outbreak surveillance. Photo: PATH.

COVID-19 is a public health emergency.

We’re supporting governments around the world today to prepare health systems for outbreaks in their cities and deploy digital systems to do real-time disease surveillance. You can help.

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