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Introduction to the ALERRT project


ALERRT (African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training) consists of 19 partner organizations from 13 countries (4 European and 9 African). ALERRT combines the strengths of leading African and European partners in epidemic-prone infectious diseases research. We are committed to delivering an agile research response that supports national, regional, and global health security initiatives.

General Goal of ALERRT:

The overall goal of ALERRT is to build a sustainable clinical and laboratory research preparedness and response network in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to reduce the public health and socio-economic impact of (Re-) emerging and Epidemic-Prone Infectious Diseases (REPID) in SSA. This research programme is formed of a multi-centre, prospective, observational, two-tiered cohort study of adults and children attending emergency rooms or general medicine outpatient consultation with a febrile illness (with or without localising features). The framework for this proposed research programme includes a ‘core study’ (tier one) and a ‘nested study’ (tier two). These studies will generate valuable new scientific insights into the causes, severity, management, and outcome of “Febrile Illnesses”, which can feed into the clinical and policy level decision-making in future epidemic threats in SSA.

Recent Impact /Achievements by ALERRT
ALERRT in partnership with EACCR, and TGHN has developed a comprehensive training and mentorship plan through the TGHN online platform for career development and successfully organized a number of Virtual Skills-sharing Workshops; “Research in Global Health Emergencies”, this attracted 290 participants from 39 countries on the 24th of November 2020, and “How to navigate practical research challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic” and other online training resources can be found on the Global Health Network website: https://alerrt.tghn.org

For more Impact /Achievements by ALERRT operating across the Network:



Map of ALERRT sites • ALERRT (tghn.org)


Study within the ALERRT Consortium

FISSA study

Healthcare workers Survey

Clinical characterization and preparedness for Covid- 19 disease (CCP)


Major Funders


Welcome Trust