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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Tuberculosis National Laboratory

Abdulwahab Binjomah replied

Dear Kathleen, This is quit useful. Thanks read more

Updated: 21 Sep, 2017
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IAPAC, RI-MUHC, SYMPACT-X Announce Partnership to Implement HIVSmart!™ Self-Testing App in High HIV Burden Fast-Track Cities

Joanita Nangendo replied

Hi Nikki, Thanks for the great information. I am excited to see how this works. It could resolve similar problems in sub-saharan Africa. read more

Updated: 20 Sep, 2017
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Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for tuberculous meningitis in HIV-infected adults

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this new open access paper from Lancet ID, on the new Xpert Ultra cartridge (WHO-endorsed) for TB meningitis in HIV-infected adults. URL: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099%2817%2930474-7/fulltext#.Wb-u-0Ojybw.twitter Xpert Ultra detected significantly more tuberculous meningitis than did either Xpert or culture. It will be great to have similar data on TB meningitis in ... read more

Updated: 18 Sep, 2017
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Updated: 17 Sep, 2017
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ahmed rawhi

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Islamic University of Gaza

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Sharmila Thillainathan

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National Hospital of Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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janella Solomon

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University of Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea