Contributions to Millennium Development Goals
MDGs Requiring Diagnostic and Laboratory Support
4. Reduce child mortality
5. Improve maternal health
6. Combate HIV/AIDs,     malaria and other diseases
Progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals to reduce morbidity and mortality related to HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases has been slow, partly because of lack of access to quality medicines and health technologies, in particular diagnostics and laboratory services. Antiretroviral therapy, tuberculosis treatment and anti-malarial therapy are becoming increasingly available in many resource limited settings as a result of global efforts, however, the same attention has not been given to the provision of appropriate and affordable diagnostics.
The Millenium Development Goals simply cannot be reached unless the HIV status of more individuals in resource-limited settings can be diagnosed. Without diagnostic tools, safe and effective drug treatment, prevention of resistance to antiretroviral therapy, monitoring of resistance are not possible.
The Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology team provides countries with the appropriate technical support, tools and guidance on the provision of diagnostics and laboratory services in ways which strengthen health systems consistent with the values of Primary Health Care.
Circonstances et modalités d’utilisation des tests d’infection récente pour estimer l’incidence de l’infection à HIV au niveau d’une population.
When and how to use assays for recent infection to estimate HIV incidence at a population level
HIV Rapid Assays: Operational Characteristics Report 16
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- WHO Prequalification of Medicines, Diagnostics and Vaccines: 6th Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders, 4-5 April 2011
- WHO Technical Working Group Meeting on CD 4 Technologies,17 -19 November 2009
- WHO Technical Working Group Meeting on Prequalification of HIV Virological Technologies, 21-23 September 2009
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