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MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

To scale-up TB preventive therapy, we need to bundle tools & improve access

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 19, 2018
Please see this blog post: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/20892-madhukar-pai/posts/41136-to-scale-up-tb-preventive-therapy-we-need-to-improve-access-to-a-bundle-of-tools There...
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access medicines access to diagnostics Latent TB infection new tools
Global Health Diagnostics

To scale-up TB preventive therapy, we need to bundle tools & improve access

Madhukar Pai - Nov. 19, 2018
Please see this blog post: https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/users/20892-madhukar-pai/posts/41136-to-scale-up-tb-preventive-therapy-we-need-to-improve-access-to-a-bundle-of-tools There...
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access to diagnostics Access to Medicines Latent TB infection new tools
Global Health Diagnostics

FIND concludes RFP process to address diagnostic needs for HCV

Bryn Gay - July 30, 2018
https://www.medicaldevice-network.com/news/find-concludes-rfp-process-address-diagnostic-needs-hcv/ The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) has concluded an extensive Request for Propo...
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access to diagnostics Advocacy hcv
Global Health Diagnostics

Benchmark report on HCV main diagnostics, fibrosis evaluation and treatment monitoring

Bryn Gay - June 4, 2018
ICYMI - Circulating new report by Coalition PLUS on HCV diagnostics, fibrosis evaluation and treatment monitoring in the Moroccan context (in French and Arabic). For more info: contact Jean-Luc El Kai...
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access medicines access to diagnostics diagnostics hcv
Global Health Diagnostics

New TB tools need to be affordable in the private sector: The case study of Xpert MTB/RIF

Madhukar Pai - May 7, 2018
Please see this new paper, which includes updated data on what patients pay for Xpert MTB/RIF testing in the private health sector in highly privatized health markets. It is an update of a previous st...
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access to diagnostics GeneXpert MTB/RIF pricing private sector health tuberculosis
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Special course on Advanced TB Diagnostics offered this Summer in Montreal, Canada

Dear colleagues, The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health will be holding its Advanced TB Diagnostics course again this summer. Cover the latest topics in TB diagnost...
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access to diagnostics Advanced TB Diagnostics Course Conferences Healthcare Policy Training
Global Health Diagnostics

Earlier diagnosis of (pediatric) cancers by CHWs

Joris Van Dam - Nov. 20, 2017
Dear All, The other day I ran into an exciting and energizing global health entrepreneur, whose initiatives I thought might be of interest to this forum. Cr Bea Bakshi and her colleagues have b...
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access to diagnostics cancer Community Health Worker diagnosis information & communication technologies mobile Health mobile technology Pediatric surgical care
Global Health Diagnostics

Diagnostics for yaws eradication

Madhukar Pai - Oct. 17, 2017
Here is a new study in CID (free access) on dx for yaws, an important cause of skin disease in tropical countries. Using next generation sequencing, the authors tested yaws-likes-ulcers which were ne...
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access to diagnostics sequencing Yaws
Global Health Diagnostics

Groundbreaking, web-based pathway to guide innovators as they develop new TB diagnostics and adjunct technologies

Madhukar Pai - Oct. 9, 2017
Groundbreaking, web-based pathway to guide innovators as they develop new TB diagnostics and adjunct technologies 9 October 2017 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Global health organizations are proud to a...
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access to diagnostics critical path tuberculosis
Global Health Diagnostics

Making HIV testing work at the point of care in South Africa: a qualitative study of diagnostic practices

Madhukar Pai - June 18, 2017
Please see this new qualitative study by Nora Engel and colleagues on strategies to make HIV testing work at point of care in South Africa. https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11...
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access to diagnostics HIV point-of-care
Global Health Diagnostics

An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 13, 2017
Please see this new publication by TAG: An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools provides an overview of the different tests and strategies for detecting TB, including their benefits an...
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access to diagnostics drug resistant tuberculosis
Global Health Diagnostics

How do we tackle the problem of under-utilization of good diagnostic technologies?

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 11, 2017
Please see this new, large 18 country analysis of Xpert implementation. The authors report that a majority of the sites had access to Xpert, but only 4% of TB/HIV co-infected patients in this cohort w...
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access to diagnostics GeneXpert MTB/RIF tuberculosis