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This project was designed by a team consisting of researchers from the Exemplars in Global Health programme, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and FIND.

The Exemplars in Global Health programme brings together experts, funders, and partners from around the world to identify positive global health outliers, analyze what makes countries successful, and disseminate core lessons so they can be adapted in comparable settings.

The goal of this project is to generate evidence that can support innovators, implementers, and decision-makers in closing the diagnostics gap for communicable and non-communicable diseases. To do so, we are looking across the diagnostics value chain (Figure 1) to study Innovations and Exemplars.

  1. Innovations are products or diagnostic tools that have high potential to close the diagnostics gap, ranging from upstream research and development to global policy.
  • Exemplars are countries that have successfully implemented programs to improve rates of screening, testing, and linkage to care.

Topics in scope for the Exemplars in Global Health Programme

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