2.8 Whole Genome Sequencing

Scoping activities

Request For Proposal published

Proposals under review




Round Two grants support improvements in external quality assurance of laboratory testing, training, quality diagnostics, and policy and advocacy.

This grant will focus on establishing a regional centre for sequencing that will allow the investigation of outbreaks, unusual resistance phenotypes, or delineation of the flow of organisms/genes across human/animal/agricultural and aquaculture sectors. This grant will reduce in-country costs for accessing sequencing, however, in-country expertise will still be required for appropriate sampling, identification of organisms for sequencing, sample storage, DNA extraction and downstream analysis.

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute; National Institute for Communicable Diseases South Africa; University of Ibadan

May 2019 - Sep 2021


Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone