Argentina – Study of the zero prevalence of SARS-COV-2 in the Province of Jujuy – University of Jujuy
The main objective of this project is to assess how immunity against the SARS CoV-2 virus develops in infected people, both at an individual and population levels as well as to analyze the prevalence of the virus in order to assess future courses of action at the health management level.
The population of the province of Jujuy will be the main beneficiary of this study for which 396 homes distributed throughout the province will be selected and data will be taken from one person in each home who will be subject to COVID tests. A confidence level of 95% is estimated in the sampling with a margin of error of 5% on a population estimated at 770,000 inhabitants.
It is expected that the results of this research will allow us to better understand the epidemiological scale in the region, an essential input to define health policies, analyze the effect of the different health interventions and eventually modify the measures to be taken in case of a probable second or third wave of infections.
The donation of US $ 1,468 will be used to purchase imported supplies that are necessary for the development of zero prevalence tests.
The National University of Jujuy is the executing agency of the project, which is carried out in coordination with the Ministry of Health of the Province of Jujuy and will be responsible for its supervision. The project was approved by the Board of the Retirees Association on October 6, 2020 and the funds will be disbursed in November 2020.