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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Updated: 22 May, 2017
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Thank you!

Marinus Barnard replied

Hi Madhu, Thank you for assembling this. Good to get back into TB diagnostics using this a platform. read more

Updated: 22 May, 2017
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GeneXpert "dust deterioration"

Madhukar Pai replied

Hi Simon Here is an analysis that you might find helpful: http://www.stoptb.org/wg/gli/assets/documents/M6/Colla%20-%20Cepheid%20module%20failure%20investigation.pdf I am sure others will have more input and advice. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 20 May, 2017
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Nominations for a WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD)

by Francis Moussy

The World Health Organization (WHO) is soliciting applications for nominations for its new Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD). The SAGE IVD will act as an advisory body to WHO on matters of global policies and strategies related to IVDs. The Terms of Reference for ... read more

Updated: 18 May, 2017
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abdullah seyam

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West Bank and Gaza

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Medical Cambodia; Medical college; Medical Device; medical doctor; Medical Missions; Medic Mobile; MediDev; Medifund; Medilaser

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Patricia Dewer

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Piedmont Healthcare

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United States