COVID-19 genomic surveillance
|What is the current capacity for next-generation sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 globally? Where do we need to focus capacity building efforts in order to improve coverage of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in LMICs?
FIND has carried out a systematic mapping of existing global capacity for SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance and developed a framework to classify countries into different archetypes based on diagnostic testing capacity, NGS capacity and ongoing in-country SARS‑CoV‑2 sequencing. The capacity mapping data can be visualized through an interactive dashboard, built in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation. Read more on the capacity mapping methodology and proposed country classification framework HERE.
The interactive NGS capacity map can also be accessed directly via the dashboard below.
Click HERE to view in full screen.
Page last updated 22 Jul 2021
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