FIND hosts meeting of Global Laboratory Initiative for Africa in Cape Town
23 June 2015
FIND hosted a three-day meeting of the Global Laboratory Initiative for Africa (GLI-Africa) in Cape Town from June 15-17 to draft a Regional Framework for Strengthening Tuberculosis Laboratory Services in Africa. GLI-Africa is a regional partnership established in 2014 for the regional coordination of partners and activities for TB network strengthening and to provide technical guidance to countries in the region.
The case for improved diagnostic tools to control Ebola virus disease in West Africa and how to get there
12 June 2015
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, with the widest and most intense transmission occurring in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, has claimed more than 8,000 lives since it began in December 2013. It has had a massive impact on already fragile health systems and now threatens food security. The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report has shown that there has been a decrease in the cases in January 2015.
AMR Control 2015 - Overcoming global antimicrobial resistance
10 June 2015
The publication AMR Control 2015 - Overcoming global antimicrobial resistance gathers more than 20 outstanding authors who contributed instructive chapters covering a broad range of topics and concepts, including Diagnostic solutions critical to limit antimicrobial resistance development, by Catharina Boehme, Mark Kessel, and Ilona Kickbusch.