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.

Community moderators

Jim Gallarda
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Madhukar Pai
McGill University

Recent community activity

Open position: Head of TB at FIND

by Claudia Denkinger

Dear All, We would like to inform the Global Health DX community that we have opened a Head of TB programme position in FIND Job description: See attachment If interested, please send a motivation letter, a detailed CV and three references to hr@finddx.org. Deadline to send your application: 10th January ... read more

Updated: 07 Dec, 2018
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Closure of this community and launch of an alternative

Madhukar Pai replied

Hi All, A gentle reminder that this community will go silent on December 10th. We have already launched an alternative community at Discourse: https://www.ghdxonline.org/ Kindly visit the site, sign up and contribute! Best Madhu read more

Updated: 07 Dec, 2018
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Industry Perspectives on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List


Quite right Vivek, The same story applies to MOLBIO - Truelab. read more

Updated: 06 Dec, 2018
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Launch of the Community Health Toolkit!

by Alix Emden

Last week, Medic Mobile and a group of inspiring contributing partners, launched the Community Health Toolkit (CHT)! The CHT is a collection of open source technologies and open access resources. It’s a global public good and a shared toolkit to advance universal health coverage. We’re working together on this toolkit, ... read more

Updated: 05 Dec, 2018
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New community members

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Asela Ratnayake

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teaching hospital

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Sri Lanka

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Jacqueline Huwa

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Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme

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Monica Mungo

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University of Dodoma

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Tanzania, United Republic of