The AAS is set to stop receiving applications for this call on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 1700 hrs EAT. However, due to the urgency of this work, all applications will be taken through triage and scientific review as soon as they are received. The AAS has the discretion to stop receiving applications for this call before the application close date if adequate proposals would have been received and recommended for funding before the closing date.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for Africa, with every country potentially at risk for unmitigated spread of SARS-CoV2. Like most health systems in the world, there is a risk for current levels of care to be overwhelmed by sheer volume of patients requiring intensive care and ventilatory support. In addition, health care workers are at risk of acquiring SARS-CoV2 and given limited infection control practices in many settings, there is also risk of nosocomial transmission of SARS-CoV2 among patients.