Case studies

Self-testing resource hub


Our work in Georgia included implementation pilots within the education and healthcare sectors. We partnered with the NCDC to introduce self-testing as part of the mandatory national testing programme.

Key gaps that were identified and addressed through the pilots included:

  • Limited awareness about COVID-19 testing and self-testing
  • Lack of reporting systems for COVID-19 self-testing and skepticism that people would report their results, especially upon receiving a negative result
  • Limited access to testing, especially in remote locations
  • Extra burden on the health system due to the need for frequent testing of high-risk essential personnel, including school and health centre staff
  • Lack of public policy on self-testing and the evidence to inform it.

Read more about our work in Georgia

Protecting peers, students and the community

Self-testing can help reach remote communities and reduce the spread of disease. Our project reaching teachers and school staff in a mountainous region in Georgia improved access to testing and real-time diagnosis to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Protecting the most vulnerable

Nursing home staff used self-testing before work to ensure they isolated when needed to prevent their elderly patients and their peers.