The NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Mucosal Pathogens MPRU, is now working with our world-leading partners on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some of the projects that are happening in partner institutions:


The University of Maryland Baltimore in conjunction with CVD-Mali, Dr Karen Kotloff and Dr Milagritos Tapia are working on:

  • Surveillance of Pregnant Women/ Infants 
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Syndromic Surveillance for COVID-19 among All Age Groups, including Pregnant Women
  • Contact Tracing in a Sample of Households
  • SARS-CoV-2 Serosurvey of the Community and Health Care Workers
  • Assessment of Impact of Healthcare Utilization


The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in conjunction with the Kenyan Gov, John Ojal is working on:

  • Projecting the Kenyan covid-19 epidemic


The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Stefan FlascheDeus Thindwa and John Ojal are working on:

  • Use of seasonal influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines in older adults to reduce COVID-19 mortality
  • Impact of reduced/delayed measles vaccination coverage in Kenya due to COVID-19


University College London in conjunction with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and Institute of Child Health, David Goldblatt is working on:

  • Pan European Paediatric Health Care Worker SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Prevalence