JIEPH supplements

Preparedness and response to COVID-19 in Africa (Volume 2)

This supplement will document field experiences and best practices in preparedness and response efforts to curb COVID-19 and mitigate its effects in Africa. The theme is Preparedness and Response to COVID-19 in Africa with the following sub-themes: 1) The role of field epidemiology training programs in COVID-19 preparedness and response, 2) Country Experiences and 3) Public health innovations. Articles will focus on one or more of the following topics: 1. Coordination, planning and monitoring at national, regional & continental levels, 2. Risk Communication and Community Engagement , 3. Surveillance, rapid response, case investigation and contact tracing, 4. Points of entry and cross-border initiatives and collaborations , 5. Laboratory capacity, testing, sample transportation, results reporting, 6. Infection Prevention and Control , 7. Operational support and logistics –e.g. PPE rational use, preposition etc, 8. Public health and social measures or Non pharmaceutical Interventions such as Lockdowns, quarantine, 9. Guidelines and protocols development and deployment, 10. ICT and innovations such virtual learning and telemedicine , 11. Maintaining essential health services 12. International policy and global health diplomacy, 13. Social vulnerabilities, resilience and adaptability to the pandemic

Guest editors: Dr Ambrose Talisuna (WHO AFRO), Prof. Elizeus Rutebemberwa (Makerere University), Prof. Honoré Kabwebwe Mitonga (University of Namibia) and Prof. Fred Wabwire-Mangen (Makerere University).

Contact: AFRICAN FIELD EPIDEMIOLOGY NETWORK (AFENET)

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Impact of turnaround time in delivery of Covid-19 results and surveillance: a case of points of entry, Uganda (Research)

Joyce Owens Kobusingye, Mitima Jean-Marie Limenyande, Harriet Mayinja

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 16 February 2022. 5(1): 1

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A descriptive study of a SARS-CoV-2 super spreader event: A funeral and a house-party in a district municipality of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, 2020 (Outbreak Investigation)

Phuti Sekwadi, Nomlindo Makubalo, Ntathu Mini, Lifukazi Ngcwangu, Mzimasi Neti, Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani, Nevashan Govender

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 22 February 2022. 5(1): 2

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Strategies adopted by Ghana during first and second waves of COVID-19 in Ghana (Lessons from the Field)

Delia Akosua Bandoh Magdalene Akos Odikro, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Keziah Laurencia Malm, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Ernest Kenu

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 22 February 2022. 5(1): 3

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Risk Factors for COVID-19 infection among Hospital Healthcare Workers, Sierra Leone, 2020 (Research)

James Sylvester Squire, Dora Dadzie, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Anthony Danso-Appiah, Basil Benduri Kaburi, Charles Lwanga Noora, Mohamed Alex Vandi, Donne Kofi Ameme, Ernest Kenu, Samuel Oko Sackey

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 22 February 2022. 5(1): 4

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Increase in measles cases in five provinces of Mozambique during the emergence of COVID-19 (Outbreak Investigation)

Fabião Mausse, Beatriz Nhamtumbo, Dionísia Balate, Judite Monteiro Braga, Cidia Francisco, Cynthia Semá Baltazar, Érika Valeska Rossetto

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 23 February 2022. 5(1): 5

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SARS-CoV-2 Infection among Students at a High School, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe, December, 2020 (Outbreak Investigation)

Nhidza Godwell, Chirundu Daniel, Govha Emmanuel, Gombe Notion, Juru Tsitsi Patience, Tshimanga Mufuta

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 23 February 2022. 5(1): 6

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COVID-19 Outbreak Investigation in a boarding school, Marondera district, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe, 2020: A case-control study (Outbreak Investigation)

Farai Josphas Chitiyo, Paul Farai Matsvimbo, Tsitsi Juru, Emmanuel Govha, Notion Gombe, Mufuta Tshimanga

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 24 February 2022. 5(1): 7

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Epidemiological Description of COVID-19 Cases at selected Counties in Kenya that border Uganda and Tanzania, March-July 2020 (Research)

Gladys Mutethya Francis, Josephine Waihuini Ihahi, Adow Aden Buul, Florence Wanjiru Mugo, Robert Mburu Kuria, Kenneth Kipkoech Korir, Sora Jatani Biid, Julius Shem Otwabe, Ahmed Abade Mohamed, Waqo Boru, Elvis Omondi Oyugi, Maurice Omondi Owiny, Josephine Githaiga, Fredrick Odhiambo

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 24 February 2022. 5(1): 8

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Factors associated with contracting Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus type-2 in Norton Town, Zimbabwe, 2021: a case-control study (Research)

Memory Chimsimbe, Pride Mucheto, Notion Tafara Gombe, Emmanuel Govha, Tsitsi Patience Juru, Maurice Omondi, Mufuta Tshimanga

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 03 March 2022. 5(1): 9

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Innovative solution to admission process of Intermediate Field Epidemiology Training Program during COVID-19 Pandemic, Liberian Experience, 2021 (Research)

Adebayo Peter Adewuyi, Maame Amo-Addae, Obafemi Joseph Babalola, Himiede Sesay, Lily Sanvee- Blebo, Faith Whesseh, Godwin Etim Akpan, Chukwuma David Umeokonkwo, Thomas Nagbe

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 04 April 2022. 5(1): 10

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Level and determinants of adherence to and satisfaction with use of face masks in the first stage of the outbreak in Uganda, April 2020 (Research)

Bob Omoda Amodan, Lilian Bulage, Elizabeth Katana, Alex Riolexus Ario

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 04 April 2022. 5(1): 11

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A descriptive study of all COVID- 19 clients in Copperbelt province, Zambia 2020: A retrospective analysis (Research)

Lwito Salifya Mutale, Olufemi Olamide Ajumobi, Frances Nanzaluka, Justine Chileshe, Patrick Sakubita, Nyambe Sinyange, Paul Msanzya Zulu, Muzala Kapina, Nathan Kapata, Christopher Dube, Gorge Chansa Mukupa, Golden Kangala, Albert Mweembe, Justor Banda, Charles Sakulanda, James Nonde, Robert Zulu, Victor Mukonka, David Kasanga Mwakazanga, Gershom Chongwe

Journal of Intervention Epidemiology and Public Health. 28 April 2022. 5(1): 12

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