COVID-19 ECHO Session #50: Genomic Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in Africa

February 16, 2022

On 10 Feb 2022, ASLM held this ECHO session to cover genomic surveillance for SARS-COV-2 in Africa by Africa CDC’s Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative (Africa PGI). This initiative, a continental program launched in October 2020, aims to establish pathogen genomics and bioinformatics capacity in support of disease surveillance. In its first year, the initiative supported member states to track the emergence and spread of SARS-CoV-2 across the continent, in support of precision public health action. Dr Sofonias K Tessema, Program Lead with Africa PGI presented about the challenges and opportunities of linking meaningful data and clinical specimens into the sequencing pipeline of SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in Africa. Please follow the links here to view the recorded ECHO session and download the presentation slides.