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APMP launched an APMP Response Program against COVID-19
date 2020-07-02 file Resolution_on_APMP_Response_Program_against_COVID-19.pdf ,

In a Decision made by the APMP Executive Committee at its 64th meeting held online on 16 June 2020, APMP establishes an APMP Response Program against COVID-19 to encourage and support activities of its Technical Committees (TCs), Developing Economies Committee (DEC), Focus Groups (FGs) and all member institutes in the following aspects:

   organize comparisons of COVID-19 related measurements among APMP member institutes and/or facilitate member NMIs' participation in the associated international comparisons and/or pilot studies;

   organize and coordinate the provision of capacity building or knowledge transfer activities in various forms to developing member institutes in need;

   share information, experience and resources available for collaboration on optimal research enabling, e.g. accurate tests, effective therapeutics, as well as possible vaccines.


Recognizing the efforts made by global metrologists in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic and those existing responsive measurement expertise and resources established within the region, APMP hopes to boost the relevant intra-regional collaboration through this initiative.


A first USD 100,000 was allocated from APMP fund to support this Program. The fund is open to APMP TCs, DEC, FGs, and all member institutes for application before 31 December 2021.