Project Title: "Supporting Hospital-based sentinel surveillance activities of Rotavirus in Tbilisi , Georgia”
Project implementation dates: March 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018
Purpose: To evaluate rotavirus infection burden among diarrheal diseases and baseline prevalence before introducing rotavirus vaccine in order to determine the effect of vaccination among children of age group 0-5.
b) Ways of implementation:
Selection and training of the staff responsible Children’s infectious disease clinic in Tbilisi which was chosen by expert group;
Provision of laboratory NCDC Lugar center by equipment and other resources required for the project implementation by European office of WHO;
Based on the case definition, inclusion of hospitalized children with acute diarrhea under age of 5 into the surveillance system;
Implementing all the procedures to according WHO protocol;
Data management and reporting;
Genotyping of selected samples and external quality control in referral laboratory.
c) Expected results:
Determining baseline value of rotavirus infection before introduction of rotavirus vaccine among age group of 0-5;
Determining the most prevalent genotype of rotavirus;
Determination of vaccination effect.