Oral Presentation First Malaria World Congress 2018

Beyond the diagnostic test: not a test but a solution (#169)

Sabine Dittrich 1
  1. FIND, Geneva, GENEVA, Switzerland

Diagnostics are key tools in disease control – but they cannot be successfully created or deployed in isolation. A suite of solutions is needed to ensure that tests are developed efficiently, meet the real needs of users, produced with consistent quality and accessible where they are needed. This session will look at the range of interventions – from bio-banking and quality assurance to solutions to ensure linkage to care—that can be used to enhance impact of diagnostics for malaria elimination.