Unleashing the Power of Diagnostic Network Optimization at the 77th World Health Assembly

Maximizing International Health – Foreign Policy

As the world marks one year since the historic resolution on strengthening diagnostics, experts are set to gather at the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva. The most pressing health challenges facing our global community continue to impede access to diagnostics, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Issues such as fragmented supply chains and market barriers persist, making it difficult for people to get accurate and timely diagnoses.

From HIV and tuberculosis to emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance (AMR), persistent threats require rapid and accurate diagnostic tests for effective treatment and care. However, despite efforts to optimize diagnostic networks through diagnostic network optimization (DNO) evaluations every two to three years, much of the information collected remains underutilized or isolated, hindering progress in improving healthcare outcomes.

On May 30th, a collaborative event between Foreign Policy and Cepheid will focus on unlocking DNO insights to enhance pathogen detection, strengthen global health systems, achieve universal health coverage, and combat AMR. Participants will explore strategies to maximize the impact of diagnostic network optimization and improve access to vital diagnostic tools.

The event will take place on May 30th, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM CET. Join us as we advance the conversation on diagnostics and contribute to the global effort to improve healthcare access and outcomes.

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