Health systemsThe Covid-19 Multi-Model Comparison Collaboration (CMCC)

We are involved in COVID-19 Multi-Model Comparison Collaboration (CMCC), which was convened with funding of:

  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI)
  • Royal Thai Government

The CMCC brought together:

  • International Decision Support Initiative
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization
  • Thai Ministry of Public Health

The research also includes the partners:

  • Data 4 Sustainable Development Goals Partnership (Data4SDG)
  • UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Several of the partners were approached to advise on which COVID-19 models to use for decision-making, and thus, CMCC was “established to provide country governments, particularly low- and middle-income countries, and other model users with an overview of the aims, capabilities and limits of the main COVID-19 models in use. CMCC aims to increase the understanding of model choice for different policy questions, as well as to support the understanding of key assumptions and parameters in the different models and how that could be related to differences in projections.” (CMCC Phase 1 report).

In phase one, CMCC produced two reports developing a framework for fitness-for-purpose and providing guidance on use of modelling for policy responses to Covid-19. The reports are available on the Decide Health website and Guidance for policymakers report.

The project is currently moving into the next phase. More information can be found on the Decide Health website.