Improving access to essential tests for infectious diseases

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TitleImproving access to essential tests for infectious diseases
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsKohli M, Sen P, Pai M
Abbrev. JournalMicrobes and Infection
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Year of Publication2018
Publication Languageeng

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.


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