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.
This is a welcome development! My post on this on Nature Micro: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/20892-madhukar-pai/posts/18796-promising-developments-in-hiv-diagnostics Best Madhu read more
The report published today focuses on the status of current, emerging and potential technologies in TB diagnosis. Many countries still rely on tools such as sputum-smear microscopy but new diagnostics are slowly changing the TB diagnostics landscape. Since the last landscape report, the WHO has made policy guidance statements for ... read more
* [image: Tag_logo-luta] TAG’s Annual Pipeline Report: Promising New HIV, TB & HCV Drugs and Diagnostics But Political Will Slows Progress* *New York, NY, July 18, 2017. *Treatment Action Group (TAG) announces the launch of its annual research and development landscape analysis: *The Pipeline Report: **Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, ... read more
Dear all, Please see recent MSF Report: Putting HIV and HCV to the Test: A Product Guide for Point-of-Care and Laboratory-Based and Point-of-Care HIV and HCV Viral Load Tests https://www.msfaccess.org/PHHT2017 This product guides provides the current information, specifications, pricing, and manufacturers of hepatitis C and HIV diagnostics in the pipeline ... read more
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