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

Recent community activity

Out of office

by João Tiago Guimarães

Estarei fora até ao dia 3 de Setembro. Responderei quando possível. I am out of office until September 3rd and will respond in due time. João Tiago Guimarães, MD, PhD Director, Clinical Pathology, São João Hospital Center Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto EPIUnit, Institute of Public Health, ... read more

Updated: 16 Aug, 2018
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Ambulatory RR/MDR-TB treatment

DENISE ARAKAKI replied

Dear Qader, In Brazil the RR/MDR TB is attended under ambulatorial regimen. Please tell me how can we help you. read more

Updated: 16 Aug, 2018
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Specimen Referral Toolkit

by Madhukar Pai

Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) has launched the GLI Specimen Referral Toolkit, aimed at developing, strengthening and integrating specimen referral networks globally. The Toolkit has been developed in response to the needs of countries and key stakeholders requiring more effective and efficient specimen referral systems to improve access to diagnosis and ... read more

Updated: 15 Aug, 2018
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Tb LAM positivity after a Tb treatment

by Beatriz Alonso

Dear collegues. I have one patient HIV with 70 CD4 previously treated for extrapulmonary Tb (last year). Currently, she´s presenting with intermittent fever and anemia and Tb LAM is positivet; although chest X ray and GenXPert in sputum is negative. Of course im thinking in relapse of Tb as first ... read more

Updated: 15 Aug, 2018
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New community members

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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