The COMAC study seeks to understand the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups in Uganda.
Since March 2020, also Uganda has been facing the COVID-19 pandemic. A high urban population density and extensive and necessary social interaction along with challenging hygienic conditions are major challenges to the country’s battle against COVID-19. The COMAC study seeks to understand the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups in Uganda. The project will have a particular focus on HIV-1 positive women and their babies.
The project is supported by the Research Council of Norway and CISMAC, the Uganda Virus Research Institute as well as the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) by virtue of our collaboration with the periCOVID project (https://www.pericovid.com/pericovid-in-africa).
Principal Investigator:Victoria Nankabirwa, Makerere University, Uganda, and University of Bergen, Norway
Co-Principal Investigator:Halvor Sommerfelt, University of Bergen, and Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway