WP2 partners within the PREPARE study, have been awarded an EDCTP Research and Innovation Action (RIA) award for COVID-19. The grant will align with WP2 activities and includes 9 collaborators in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Norway, The Gambia, Uganda and UK. It will build on existing pregnancy and neonatal cohorts in five African countries to better understand COVID-19 impacts on pregnancy, define immune response in mothers and babies and work with communities on infection prevention and control in pregnant women.