FIND and the Georgian National Center for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC) have implemented a self-testing model to increase access to diagnostics for staff at high risk of exposure, including healthcare workers and staff at nursing homes. The model also is designed to reduce COVID-19 transmission in healthcare settings.
This YouTube video, in Georgian with English sub-titles, describes the introduction of COVID-19 self-testing among nursing home staff in Georgia.
More than 100 nursing home staff and their household members across two nursing homes in Tbilisi and Kutaisi participated in this pilot programme.
It is an example of how optimization of COVID-19 self-testing service delivery strategies to different contexts and populations is key to reduce transmission and improve access to care.