G6PD Operations Research Community of Practice
The G6PD Operations Research Community of Practice (GORCoP) is a collaboration of researchers, organizations, malaria control programs, and clinicians committed to moving forward the introduction and scale-up of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) diagnostics to support the safe access of radical cure treatment for Plasmodium vivax malaria via operations research.
There are a number of G6PD diagnostics currently available and in the diagnostics pipeline that could enhance access to safe radical cure. The overarching objective of the GORCoP is to understand and prepare for the changes that health systems are to undergo to adopt these tests.
This community of practice intends to put together best practices and lessons learned from the various stakeholders, benefiting from the expertise of participants in areas such as diagnostic introduction, operations research, implementation science, quality assurance, and training. Learn more about the GORCoP.
The GORCoP offer several benefits to its registered participants. The Community also hosts meetings and presentations, provides ongoing updates, and creates connections among participants. Join the GORCoP!
To promote knowledge sharing, the GORCoP has developed a digital central repository of resources that is accessible to all registered participants. Materials offered to registered participants include:
- Training materials.
- Quality assurance materials.
- Patient education materials.
- Sample protocols.
- Lessons learned from introducing G6PD tests.
Join the Community of Practice for access to all these resources.
Several public resources can be downloaded from the GORCoP page.
This work is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.