Global WACh

October 13, 2021

New publication on cost-effective pooled COVID-19 testing and quarantine strategies in World Health Organization Bulletin

The October 2021 World Health Organization (WHO) Bulletin issue features a new publication titled, “Pooled testing for SARS-CoV-2, options for efficiency at scale,” by Dr. Bhavna Chohan of UW Global Health and Kenya Medical Research Institute and and Dr. Marie Reilly of Karolinska Institutet.

A pooling strategy adapted to social networks offers a cost-effective strategy to enable the many uninfected individuals to continue their functions in society, while lockdown restrictions are imposed only on the few who are potentially infected. This integration of testing and quarantine strategies may enhance public trust and cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the latest issue here.