Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology (DLT)
The goal of the Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology team is to promote and facilitate access to safe, reliable and appropriate diagnostic technologies and laboratory services in an equitable manner through:
- Prequalification of diagnostics for high burden diseases;
- Capacity building of national regulatory authorities and national reference laboratories;
- Facilitation of procurement of affordable and appropriate diagnostics;
- Policy, guidance and advocacy to Member States;
- Provision of quality assurance programmes to countries;
- Training and technical support including country projects.
"Accelerated progress further depends on broad investments in human resources and health infrastructures, including procurement systems and supply chains, and laboratory services."
Dr Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization Remarks at the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, New York, June 2008
Circonstances et modalités d’utilisation des tests d’infection récente pour estimer l’incidence de l’infection à HIV au niveau d’une population.
When and how to use assays for recent infection to estimate HIV incidence at a population level
HIV Rapid Assays: Operational Characteristics Report 16
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- WHO Prequalification of Medicines, Diagnostics and Vaccines: 6th Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders, 4-5 April 2011
- WHO Technical Working Group Meeting on CD 4 Technologies,17 -19 November 2009
- WHO Technical Working Group Meeting on Prequalification of HIV Virological Technologies, 21-23 September 2009
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