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The COMAC study seeks to understand the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable groups in Uganda.

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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://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0290913).

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