Health Ministry of Peru recognizes FIND & EXPAND-TB partners
26 March 2015
As part of activities to mark World TB Day, the Vice-Minister of Public Health of Peru, Dr Percy Minaya, and the coordinator of the National TB Programme, Dr Valentina Antonieta Alarcon, recognized FIND and other partners in the EXPAND-TB project for their support in strengthening the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) in the country.
FIND to receive AUS$ 10 million over 3 years for TB and malaria diagnostics
24 March 2015
On the eve of World TB Day, the Australian Ministry for Foreign Affairs has announced that FIND will receive AUS$ 10 million over three years to accelerate the development and uptake of better diagnostic tools for TB and malaria. Accurate diagnosis is essential for prescribing appropriate treatment and has a major impact on disease outcomes. Currently, 3 million TB cases are missed worldwide every year, often due to a lack of access to diagnosis.
World TB Day 2015 – Message from the CEO
24 March 2015
For those of us affected by tuberculosis or fighting to end the TB pandemic, we think about TB every day, but March 24 is the official day when we assess our progress, celebrate the lives saved, mourn those lost and reaffirm our commitment to the fight.
Diagnostics for hepatitis C: an urgent need for action
19 March 2015
FIND’s TB Programme Head, Dr Claudia Denkinger, and the Chair of the Board, Mr Mark Kessel, have published a piece in The Lancet Global Health calling for urgent attention to the lack of affordable, simplified and rapid diagnostics for hepatitis C virus to complement newly available and highly effective treatment.
Alere and FIND support development of rapid test for detection of both malaria and sleeping sickness
18 March 2015
Standard Diagnostics (SD)/Alere, a global leader in rapid diagnostics, and FIND, a global non-profit dedicated to supporting the development and delivery of diagnostics for diseases of poverty, today announced an extension of their collaboration to include development of an innovative rapid diagnostic test for both malaria and sleeping sickness.