The structure of the network includes a combination of in-country sequencing countries and those sending-out for external sequencing to either of the 2 Regional Sequencing Laboratories (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ - Brazil and Instituto de Salud Publica/ISPCH-Chile), which provide external sequencing for the participating laboratories. Also, , regional and country-level trainings, and additional support actions to generate timely information of SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequencing data are available through the Network. PAHO encourages laboratories to sequence COVID-19 positive samples and timely share genetic information through the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data, GISAID platform.
COVID -19 Genomic Surveillance Regional Network
The participation on the COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance Regional Network is open to all the countries of the Americas through the National Public Health Laboratories.
For more detailed information on partnering with us, please contact the PAHO Regional Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.