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WHO and FIND formalize collaboration to drive universal access to essential diagnostics

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The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize a strategic collaboration to strengthen diagnosis in resource-poor countries by closing major diagnostic gaps at country level and reinforcing disease surveillance that will inform public health initiatives and improve outbreak preparedness and response.

“This collaboration is an inspiring development that will take us a long way towards ensuring access to diagnostics to all who need them,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO. “Global health challenges such as the ongoing novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak demonstrates that without these essential elements of health systems, we cannot hope to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable….” (WHO, February 10, 2020)

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