UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST) – website live

The UK-PHRST is a specialist team ready to respond to disease outbreaks around the world before they develop into health emergencies. The team also conducts rigorous operational research to improve epidemic preparedness. Funded by UK aid from the Department of Health and Social Care, it supports low- and middle-income countries in investigating and responding to disease outbreaks and conducts research to improve our response to future epidemics.

UK-PHRST is a partnership between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Public Health England, with University of Oxford and King’s College London as academic partners.

Their LSHTM-hosted website is now live, and you can find more details over at

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