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

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Self-testers can reliably and accurately do HIV rapid diagnostic tests, as compared with trained health-care workers

Joanita Nangendo replied

Thank you for sharing the link. The paper presents good evidence and offers confidence on the feasibilty of implementing HIVST even in settings with population of low literacy levels. read more

Updated: 26 Apr, 2018
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Invitation to Manufacturers: ERPD-Round 9-2018: Syphilis and other COIMs Diagnostic Tests

by Emmanuel Fajardo

Hi all, Sharing this communication from Global Fund ERPD: The Global Fund and Unitaid are inviting manufacturers of diagnostic products to submit an expression of interest to have their products evaluated by the Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics (EPRD). This evaluation will focus particularly on diagnostic products addressing co-infections and ... read more

Updated: 23 Apr, 2018
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Unitaid calls for proposals on: Better tools for integrated management of childhood fever

by Madhukar Pai

Under this Call, Unitaid is soliciting proposals for the following interventions aimed at accelerating the availability, adoption and scale-up of improved tools to identify severe disease including: Pilot implementation of pulse oximeters adapted for point-of-care use in children in primary health care settings in LMICs Large-scale field evaluations, market entry ... read more

Updated: 19 Apr, 2018
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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