Research projects at the interface of TB and COVID-19 – WHO Global TB Programme

Compendium of research projects at the interface of TB and COVID-19

As the world comes together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to ensure that TB prevention and care approaches are adapting appropriately to ensure continuous and safe delivery of high-quality TB services. Considering the overlaps in TB and COVID-19 in disease presentation and transmission, the pandemic presents many questions for the TB field that may require learning through research and innovation.

To better understand challenges and opportunities in this space, the World Health Organization Global TB Programme is collating information on ongoing research at the interface of TB and COVID-19 (i.e. research which would improve TB prevention and care approaches in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic). We are developing a living compendium (listing), which will be updated periodically to make ongoing research projects and publications visible on its website. With your consent we would like to include any study you have in this compendium.

To fulfill these objectives, we need the cooperation of organizations and individuals engaged in TB/COVID-19 research to complete this  one page template before 20 May 2020. We encourage you to please share this in your network, so we can reach all stakeholders widely.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

WHO Global TB Programme

WHO resources on COVID-19 and TB

  1. World Health Organization (WHO) information note on tuberculosis and COVID-19
  2. Scientific brief on Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination and COVID-19

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