The Editorial Team on 15 Dec 2011
This presentation is provided in pdf format and is authored by Maurine Murtagh, and created for the Partnering for global HEalth Forum in 2011.
RDT Info is an informational resource on rapid diagnostic tests and was developed for public health program managers and decision makers working in developing countries or other low-resource settings.
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Kimberly Sollis on 7 Feb 2012
This is a comprehensive resource, created by STOP TB, for the synthesis of evidence, policies, guidelines and research agendas on TB diagnostics.
Kimberly Sollis on 23 Oct 2013
PAHWP is a voluntary body that aims to improve access to safe and affordable medical devices and diagnostics in Africa though harmonized regulation. Our first priority is in vitro diagnostic devices. A new generation of diagnostic tests are being developed for use at the point of care that could save lives and stop the spread of infectious diseases. It is important patients in Africa have access to these tests without delay.
PAHWP aims to study and recommend ways to ensure tests are safe and effective while minimizing costs and delays, allowing faster access to cheaper products. We shall undertake pilot projects in Africa using new point of care tests for CD4, viral load and early infant diagnosis of HIV as examples.
Kimberly Sollis on 23 Oct 2013
Asian Harmonization Working Party (AHWP) is established as a non-profit organization. Its goals are to study and recommend ways to harmonize medical device regulations in the Asian and other regions and to work in coordination with the Global Harmonization Task Force, APEC and other related international organizations aiming at establishing harmonized requirements, procedures and standards. The Working Party is a group of experts from the medical device regulatory authorities and the medical device industry. Membership is open to those representatives from the Asian and other regions that support the above stated goals.
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