Funding from German government enables rapid action on Ebola diagnostics
29 May 2015
FIND and partners have created a clinical platform for the in-country evaluation of new Ebola diagnostic tests, including smaller, faster, more mobile molecular tests as well as hand-held rapid diagnostic tests that work similarly to a pregnancy test, with results provided almost immediately. Rapid and flexible funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), through KfW, has enabled initiation of important activities to support new Ebola diagnostic tests and infrastructure.
Faster test significantly increases TB and rifampicin resistance case detection
28 May 2015
Large-scale study results published in PLoS One show that the use of Xpert MTB/RIF as the initial test for tuberculosis (TB) in public health facilities in India significantly increases the number of TB cases detected and notified.
World Malaria Day 2015 – Message from the CEO
24 April 2015
On World Malaria Day 2015, FIND joins the global malaria community in celebrating the important gains in malaria control of recent years – most importantly, that our collective efforts have reduced by 50% the number of child deaths due to malaria from 2000 to 2013 – while we highlight priority areas for investment and redoubled commitment.
Christian Bréchot, Noel Tata and Sheila Tlou join the FIND Board of Directors
17 April 2015
FIND has announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors: Professor Christian Bréchot, the President of the Institut Pasteur, France; Mr Noel Tata, the Managing Director of Tata International Limited and Chairman of Trent Limited; and Professor Sheila Tlou, Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, and a former Minister of Health for Botswana. They join a Board of nine global health and diagnostics industry specialists chaired by Mr Mark Kessel.