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GHTC Welcomes WHO’s First-Ever Essential Diagnostics List

Global Health Technologies Coalition: GHTC welcomes launch of first-ever WHO list of essential diagnostic tests
“The Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) welcomes the publication [Tuesday] by the World Health Organization (WHO) of its first Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), a critical new tool to help guide governments on the vital diagnostic tests that should be made available through health care systems. … This action by WHO follows a global advocacy campaign … urging WHO to establish an EDL to help address global gaps in access to diagnostic tools and guide countries in procuring diagnostics needed to enable safe and appropriate use of essential medicines…” (5/15).

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