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Request for experience sharing in stool Xpert MTB/RIF test in children

Aung Phyo Khaing - July 25, 2019
Dear All, I am from Myanmar-one of 30 highest TB-burden countries in the world. Recently, I am intending to do a research with Stool Xpert MTB/ RIF test in children with presumptive pulmonary tuber...
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WHO launches second Model List of In Vitro Diagnostics

The first List of Essential Diagnostics was published in 2018, concentrating on a limited number of priority diseases – HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. This year’s list has expanded to incl...
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Industry Perspectives on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List

Madhukar Pai - Dec. 5, 2018
Please see this attached paper in JCM, based on a survey of diagnostic company representatives on whether they are aware of the WHO EDL and what they think about its potential benefits and concerns: b...
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WHO launches new website on: Laboratory and in vitro diagnostics.

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 23, 2018
Hi All, WHO has just launched a dedicated web page that harmonizes all IVDs information available on the WHO website. This is a complement to the WHO Essential Diagnostics List. The EDL secretar...
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Availability of essential diagnostics in primary care in India

Madhukar Pai - Sept. 26, 2018
Please see the attached study, a pilot study in 3 districts/states in India, on availability of essential tests at the level of primary care. We used the WHO Essential Dx List as the benchmark to c...
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A ray of hope for Malignant Mesothelioma Vs Diagnostc Biomarker

Binaya Kafle - Sept. 15, 2018
Management of Inoperable intrathoracic neoplasms has undergone considerable amount of debate over past years. Recently a team of doctors from Japan successfully treated the recurrence of mesothelioma ...
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Deliver on diagnostics to save lives

Madhukar Pai - Aug. 14, 2018
New editorial in Nature Microbiology on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-018-0220-9 PDF attached. Deliver on diagnostics to save lives Madhukar Pai
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Making diagnostic tests as essential as medicines

Madhukar Pai - Aug. 5, 2018
Please see this important editorial in BMJ Global Health by WHO colleagues on the first Essential Diagnostics List: URL: https://gh.bmj.com/content/bmjgh/3/4/e001033.full.pdf PDF attached. ...
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Call for applications for SAGE IVD and for the second edition of the EDL

Francis Moussy - July 20, 2018
SAGE IVD membership: The World Health Organization (WHO) is soliciting applications for nominations for its 2019 Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE IVD). The SAGE IVD w...
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landscaping study on rapid diagnostic tests available in the market, specially in SEARO countries

Amit Asthana - July 16, 2018
Dear All, I am looking for landscaping study on rapid diagnostic tests available in the market, especially in SEARO countries. I will appreciate if anyone can provide us some information such kind of...
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Inclusion of TB diagnostics on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List

Madhukar Pai - July 12, 2018
Please see this editorial by WHO colleagues. Best Madhu Inclusion of TB diagnostics on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List Madhukar Pai
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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Inclusion of TB diagnostics on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List

Madhukar Pai - July 12, 2018
Please see this important editorial by Chris Gilpin and Karin Weyer. Best Madhu Inclusion of TB diagnostics on the WHO Essential Diagnostics List Madhukar Pai Joven Jebio Ongole Ibtihal omer Edy...
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The desperate global need for medical diagnostics

Madhukar Pai - June 6, 2018
Please see this op-ed published today: https://theconversation.com/the-desperate-global-need-for-medical-diagnostics-97531 Best Madhu The desperate global need for medical diagnostics Madhuka...
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Special Report on EDL

Lee Schroeder - June 6, 2018
See attached for a report we published on the Essential Diagnostics List. This represents work contracted by the WHO to inform the SAGE-IVD committee. Supplemental files can be found through the link...
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Free Satellite meeting addressing POC diagnostics in low resource settings at the ASM Microbe meeting in Atlanta, Thursday 7th June, 2018.

Andy Sails - June 3, 2018
Dear colleagues, The Society for Applied Microbiology are hosting a free satellite meeting addressing POC diagnostics in low resource settings at the ASM Microbe meeting in Atlanta on Thursday 7th ...
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Hepatitis C Virus Diagnosis and the Holy Grail - Commentary on the challenges to improve access to simplified HCV diagnostics

Tanya Applegate - June 1, 2018
HCV diagnostics have recently been added to the WHO Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics. Improving access to rapid, simple, and affordable HCV diagnostics is critical to achieve global HCV el...
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A recent publication on accessibility and availability of point of care diagnostics in rural PHC clinics in South Africa.

Abstract Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) called for new clinical diagnostic for settings with limited access to laboratory services. Access to diagnostic testing may not be uniform in...
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New York Times: For First Time, WHO Names Some Lab Tests ‘Essential’

Madhukar Pai - May 21, 2018
Hi All, Please see this New York Times story on the WHO Essential Dx List! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/health/who-essential-diagnostics-list.html It is great to see diagnostics get som...
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Health care is an essential human right – and so is a proper diagnosis

Madhukar Pai - May 16, 2018
Please see my new op-ed on the importance of the WHO EDL and next steps for country adoption and laboratory strengthening: https://theconversation.com/health-care-is-an-essential-human-right-and-so...
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HIV Treatment & Prevention

First-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests to improve diagnosis and treatment outcomes

Madhukar Pai - May 15, 2018
WHO today published its first Essential Diagnostics List, a catalogue of the tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases. It contains 113 produc...
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