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FIND marks first anniversary of the World Health Assembly Resolution on diagnostics, launches commitment tracker to support its implementation

  • FIND marks the first anniversary of the adoption of the WHA Resolution on strengthening diagnostic capacity with a full-day event showcasing diagnostic progress and successes
  • Commitments from stakeholders supporting implementation of the Resolution are invited via an open-access, online platform launching today
  • 19 commitments have already been submitted

On the sidelines of the 77th World Health Assembly, FIND is hosting “Diagnostics Day” to mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Resolution on strengthening diagnostics capacity. A full day of sessions showcasing progress and successes in diagnostic testing is taking place at the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva, with the participation of over 20 esteemed speakers. The full programme is available here.

The WHA Resolution was an historic milestone on the path to health for all, enabling countries to prioritize the systems and resources needed to ensure everyone who needs a test can get one – wherever and whenever they seek care, in a hospital, at a clinic, or at home through self-tests. It ranges widely, covering testing for infectious and non-communicable diseases and health conditions, for pandemic prevention and preparedness, and to combat antimicrobial resistance. The Resolution also recognizes the need for national diagnostics strategies to be put in place, and acknowledges that diagnostic data are critical to inform healthcare decision-making at every level.

FIND is launching today an open, public platform for members of the global health community to share and track commitments that will support Member States in implementing the Resolution. For more information and to submit commitments, the portal can be accessed here.

The Resolution builds on recommendations from the 2021 Lancet Commission on diagnostics. Diagnostics Day will culminate with a special session co-hosted by FIND and The Lancet Commission, featuring representatives from Ministries of Health, as well as stakeholders who are making commitments.

Diagnostics Day sessions will be available to view on the FIND website shortly after the event.

Sergio Carmona, acting CEO and Chief Medical Officer at FIND, said: “The WHA Resolution on diagnostics was a turning point for countries prioritizing global health security and accelerating universal health coverage. FIND is dedicated to helping countries realise the potential of the Resolution by supporting its implementation – from filling gaps in research and development, to strengthening regional manufacturing capacity, harnessing digital technologies, and optimizing diagnostic networks for maximum service coverage. Strengthening diagnostic capacity across the whole value chain ‘takes a village’, and we are delighted to see so many partners and stakeholders stepping up. Together, we can make sure everyone who needs a test can get one.”

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