About Pathfinder Projects

Pathfinder studies will identify barriers within the data cycle and provide solutions that can be shared, used, and adapted by other health research teams to accelerate their own research. Come back to the Hub soon to find out more as pathfinder studies get underway.  

Current resources to support Pathfinder Projects 


This tracker is designed to document map the various stages of the Pathfinder Projects. These can be adapted for each project and will record quantitative and qualitative data to better understand the processes, barriers and solutions of the studies. This is availble as an Excel file or Google Sheet. To use the Google Sheet you will need to log into your Google account and select File -> Make a copy.   


Routine Data Curation and Analysis to Support Rational Antimicrobial Decision Making in Health Facilities 

This project will leverage the existing routine care data and enhance utilisation in day-to-day decision making to further enhance rational prescription and antimicrobial usage.

Developing the African Genomics Community of Practice in Cholera, Malaria, and other diseases

This project will develop harmonised tools to tackle outbreaks and wider usage of genome sequencing for diagnostics and epidemiology in
Cholera and malaria and other infectious diseases.

Antimicrobial Resistance and Communities of Practice 

This project will enhance the existing efforts in continental surveillance of AMR and stewardship through the different tools produced including data harmonisation, processes, challenges and solutions.

Epidemic/ Pandemic Biological Sampling at the Community

This project will define and improve the existing guidelines on community sample collection in response to outbreaks and pandemics.