Long term pulmonary complications of COVID-19 infection

Manyeruke’s study seeks to determine the progression in lung functions following COVID-19 infection and to further understand the impact of comorbid conditions like HIV and tuberculosis on the trajectory of lung function in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

His project will be a longitudinal follow-up study of patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 infection. The aims of the study are to understand the changes in lung function post-COVID-19 infection and Manyeruke and his team also plan to understand the factors associated with a sustained decline in lung function.

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.