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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landscaping study on rapid diagnostic tests available in the market, specially in SEARO countries

Marc Tebruegge replied

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

Updated: 17 Jul, 2018
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Benchmark report on HCV main diagnostics, fibrosis evaluation and treatment monitoring

Bryn Gay replied

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

Updated: 16 Jul, 2018
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Inclusion of TB diagnostics on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this editorial by WHO colleagues. Best Madhu read more

Updated: 12 Jul, 2018
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Automated TruTip nucleic acid extraction and purification from raw sputum

by Madhukar Pai

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

Updated: 11 Jul, 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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Malawi

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Monica Mungo

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University of Dodoma

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Tanzania, United Republic of