Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, closing the 76th World Health Assembly.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, closes the 76th World Health Assembly on 30 May 2023. Member States had adopted a ground-breaking Resolution on diagnostics earlier that day. (c) World Health Organization ¦ Pierre Albouy, 2023

WHA Resolution on strengthening diagnostics capacity

An historic milestone on the path to health for all

On 30 May 2023, the World Health Assembly adopted a Resolution on diagnostics.

The WHA Resolution is 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 – be that in a hospital, at a clinic, or at home through self-tests.

WHO resolution on diagnostic. Strengthening diagnostics capacity

WHA Resolution on strengthening diagnostics capacity

A civil society vision for strengthening diagnostic capacity for all

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In September 2023, on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly, more than forty advocates, activists and healthcare providers from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas gathered for Diagnostics, Equity and Access. Organized by FIND, CHAI, Open Society Foundations, PATAM and the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, the objective of the Civil l Society Organization (CSO) consultation was to discuss the Diagnostics Resolution and identify how civil society can ensure its implementation at the national level. The meeting engaged participants with lived and professional experience of inadequate diagnostic coverage for a range of diseases, including HIV, tuberculosis, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and other health conditions.

Call for commitments

FIND is calling for commitments from organizations and countries to support implementation of the WHA Resolution on diagnostics, at global, regional, and country levels. A tracker will be launched at WHA 2024 to showcase the commitments.

FIND Diagnostics day 2023

Diagnostics Dinner 2023

FIND is hosting an independent event during the 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA), in Zambia, including a session on what the WHA Resolution means for Africa