Items tagged with Diagnostics

Advocates call on Kenyan DLTLD to adopt new TB test (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Kenyan Division of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (DLTLD) to introduce a new, simple, and rapid TB test, TB LAM, which detects TB antigens in urine, and is an important tool for detecting TB in certain populations living with HIV.

TAG's Activist Guides to TB Diagnostics and Treatment now available in Russian (post with simple image)

In collaboration wih the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition, Russia.

An Activist's Guide to the TB LAM Test (post with simple image)

The guide provides important messaging and strategies to support advocacy and activism for access to LAM testing, the only point-of-care TB diagnostic test overall that has a proven impact on reducing TB deaths in people with HIV.

A win for TB-HIV co-infected patients in Kenya (post with simple image)

Kenya to roll out the TB LAM test in response to effectively addressing the high TB-HIV co-infection burden in the country.

Advocates call on Kenyan government to fast track implementation of new TB diagnostic tools (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Kenyan government to overcome regulatory barriers to efficiently implement new TB and HIV diagnostic tools.

Multi-disease testing offers new ways to streamline disease management, Unitaid report says (post with simple image)

Geneva, 1 February 2018 – Innovators are responding to the world’s growing co-infection crisis by developing devices that can quickly, accurately diagnose multiple diseases at a time.

United States donates rapid TB detection equipment to Uzbekistan (post with simple image)

The United States announced today (January 30) that it will be providing the Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with state of the art medical equipment for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Central Asia Deputy Regional Mission Director Sara Walter and World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Uzbekistan Dr. Lianne Kuppens joined Uzbek Ministry of Health First Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Baxodir Yusupaliyev at a Ceremony in the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Phthisiology and Pulmonology to announce the donation.

Advocates call on PEPFAR to ensure TB-LAM testing in 2018 COPs (post with simple image)

Advocates urge PEPFAR to ensure that 2018 Country Operating Plans for all high TB/HIV burden countries include TB-LAM testing.

WHO releases first Essential Diagnostics List (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization publishes 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.

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