GAFFI annual report released alongside burden of fungal diseases estimates for Benin and Sweden

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GAFFI released its 2017 annual report at the European Conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) following its Board meeting. GAFFI’s Guatemala program takes centre stage showing the immediate diagnostic benefits of rapid screening of ill patients with HIV infection for AIDS for cryptococcal diseases, histoplasmosis and tuberculosis. Other highlights from 2017 include inclusion… Read more »

Consensus on ‘Essential Diagnostics for Advanced AIDS and fungal diseases?’

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In Kampala today, experts from 27 countries have developed consensus on which diagnostic tests should be deemed ‘Essential’ by the World Health Organization. The WHO has had a listing of essential medicines for decades and has just launched a process for approving key tests for improved health and public health. This is the first time… Read more »