Improving access to essential tests for infectious diseases

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TítuloImproving access to essential tests for infectious diseases
Tipo de PublicaciónJournal Article
AutoresKohli M, Sen P, Pai M
Abbrev. JournalMicrobes and Infection
RevistaMicrobes and Infection
Año de Publicacion2018
Idioma de Publicacióneng
Resumen

Recently, WHO published the first ever Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), which includes 113 tests, including tests for HIV, TB, malaria, hepatitis B and C, human papillomavirus (HPV) and syphilis. The EDL is a welcome first step in ensuring that diagnostics are a key part of all health systems. The impact of the list, however, will depend greatly on how countries adopt and implement the EDL.

DOI10.1016/j.micinf.2018.08.003

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