Global Health Matters

Test to protect: equal access to diagnostics for all 

June 14, 2022 Dr. Garry Aslanyan, TDR, a research programme at the World Health Organization Season 2 Episode 3
Global Health Matters
Test to protect: equal access to diagnostics for all 
Show Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new global awareness of the accessibility of diagnostics: we need to test to protect with equal access for all. In this episode of Global Health Matters, we answer key questions such as “how available are essential diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)?”
Host Garry Aslanyan interviews our special guests who have a deep understanding of diagnostics and their application worldwide. Bill Rodriguez is CEO of FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, and is also founder of his own diagnostics company, Daktari Diagnostics. Our second guest is Sikhulile Moyo who led the team that helped discover the Omicron variant in Botswana through careful cross-examination of COVID-19 tests. 
Join us in this podcast episode to understand the state of diagnostic testing in LMICs and how to achieve equity in access to testing in all countries.   
Guests are: 

·        Bill Rodriguez, CEO, FIND

·        Sikhulile Moyo, Research Laboratory Director, Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership

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