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.

Community moderators

Jim Gallarda
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Madhukar Pai
McGill University

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TB Breath- and Cough-testing Assays for TB Diagnosis

Dennis Camilleri replied

Dear Sophia This is an excellent discussion and thanks for starting it. For all of us working on breath analysis for TB, it is good to see that breath-based tests are now on the TB diagnostics "Radar". Thanks to FIND for agreeing to review our TB Breathalyser technology. For more ... read more

Updated: 29 Mar, 2017
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GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening

by Madhukar Pai

29 March 2017 - The Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) has released the GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening, providing the latest practical guidance on implementation of WHO recommendations and international best practices for TB laboratory strengthening. This document is an updated version of the GLI Guide for Providing Technical ... read more

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Updated: 29 Mar, 2017
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Public Private Partnerships to Accelerate Dx Use

Steven Badman replied

Hi Catharina Have been to the FIND web site and seen the details you mentioned, many thanks. I could not see pricing that relates to the Xpert TV assay. Is there any reduced pricing in the pipeline for this test? I ask because we are about to start a very ... read more

Updated: 28 Mar, 2017
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A Note Regarding the Global Health Dx Discussion Forum

by GHDonline Team

We thank the members of this Global Health Diagnostics community for sharing their opinions, research and expertise with one another. We are thrilled to watch this community grow, and we are enjoying the vibrant and lively discussions on the community page. Going forward, we would like to remind all members ... read more

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Updated: 28 Mar, 2017
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New community members

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Glenda Lopez

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Centro de Enfermedades Digestivas

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Honduras

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Mohamed Yassin

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Under no organization

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Saudi Arabia

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Shabir Lakhi

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University Teaching Hospital

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Zambia