Saturday, 5 May 2018

Diagnostic innovation for childhood tuberculosis


Ahead of World TB Day 2018, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) has made two announcements:

Jointly with the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), FIND announced a new agreement to support diagnostic innovation for childhood tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa. The project is part of a global effort to improve childhood TB diagnosis, guide paediatric treatment, and reduce suffering, disease transmission and deaths from TB in babies and children.

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FIND also announced that it has supported the World Health Organization (WHO) through the generation of critical evidence that has informed updated laboratory guidance for drug-resistant TB. The updated list of critical concentrations for drug susceptibility testing of medicines used in the treatment of drug-resistant TB is the result of a long collaboration between WHO and FIND on TB diagnostics and laboratory strengthening.

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