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Despite unprecedented disruptions caused globally by SARS-Cov-2, OUCRU has responded remarkably and addressed almost every important aspect of the pandemic, from its societal impact to viral genomic surveillance and COVID-19 therapy

Coronavirus artist illustration

Severe lockdowns and waves of infection have affected Viet Nam, Indonesia and Nepal over the last 18 months. However, alongside the disruption has come opportunity, particularly the opportunity to conduct research that helps understand the medical and social impact of the pandemic and improve the ways we control and treat the virus.

The virus has brought OUCRU together, when the virus seemed to threaten every aspect of life and work. The consequent research has been remarkable, not least because its conception and conduct has been in some of the most difficult circumstances any of us have ever experienced. Work has fostered new collaborations with respective governments and their institutions that have ensured our research is relevant and impactful. These collaborations will have a lasting effect on OUCRU’s standing and future work within the region.

Between July 2020 and August 2021, OUCRU carried out diverse Covid-19-related projects:

  • Randomised Controlled Trials
  • Observational Clinical Studies
  • Diagnostic & Laboratory Studies
  • Epidemiology & Modelling Studies
  • Social Science Studies
  • Public & Community Engagement
  • Policy Engagement

The full story is available on the OUCRU website

Download OUCRU Covid-19 Portfolio (2021)

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