Without diagnostics, medicine is blind. And yet, diagnostics receive much less attention than vaccines and drugs. Despite recent investments in global health diagnostics, the potential for diagnostics to generate value for patients and health systems has not been met across all settings, particularly in low-and middle-income countries where disease burdens are high, and diagnosis remains a big gap in care cascades. In this new community, professionals ranging from clinicians, nurses, policy-makers, researchers, implementers, advocates and health educators share questions, successes, and lessons learned to advance the field of global health diagnostics.

The Global Health Diagnostics community is sponsored by FIND, McGill Global Health Programs, and McGill International TB Centre, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Jim Gallarda
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Madhukar Pai
McGill University

Recent community activity

Automated Mycobacterial Growth Detection Algorithm (AMyGDA)

Philip Fowler replied

Thanks Madhukar, You can download the software using the link below . It is a python module so is easy to use; instructions on how to install the prerequisites are included, as is a tutorial that lets you re-analyse some of the images in the preprint. There is an academic ... read more

Updated: 11 Dec, 2017
Recommendations: 2
Reply: 1

How do pharmacies manage mystery clients with tuberculosis?

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this new paper which summarizes studies on how Indian pharmacies manage mystery patients with known or suspected TB. URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405579417300669 In many countries, patients with TB seek initial care from local pharmacies and it is important to engage pharmacies to identify the missing millions with TB. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 10 Dec, 2017
Replies: 0

Point of Care Dengue Diagnostics

Azad Tanwar replied

Dear Jeffrey, A good and timely topic for discussion. We are aghast with a news that a reputed private hospital in Gurugram, near Delhi charged a bill of whopping amount of nearly US $ 25,000/- for the treatment of a seven year patient for treatment of Dengue but the boy ... read more

Updated: 08 Dec, 2017
Reply: 1

Changing Diagnostic Paradigms for Microbiology

Sujatha Chandrasekaran replied

Dear Dr.Madhukar, Thanks. Very useful! Sincerely read more

Updated: 06 Dec, 2017
Replies: 6

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Shirley Hatch

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Dementia Lakes

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Dr. Khin Yi Oo

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