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.
Dear Amit, Please find attached a paper reporting a global survey on TB diagnostics performed in 2016, which was led by Massimo Amicosante, who tragically died a few weeks after acceptance of the paper. The survey mainly focused on lab-based tests, but the paper does also present some data on ... read more
ICYMI - The Association de Lutte Contre le Sida (ALCS) and Coalition PLUS have just published the English version of the report entitled ''Diagnosis and monitoring of hepatitis C (HCV) in Morocco - Current status and strategies for universal access''. read more
Please see this editorial by WHO colleagues. Best Madhu read more
Please see this interesting technology to extract nucleic acids from sputum samples: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0199869 read more
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