Diagnostic systems strengthening

We are working to build diagnostic capacity within health systems to boost access to quality tests.

The WHO Essential Diagnostic List (EDL)

This evidence-based guidance sets a reference for the development or update of national lists of essential in vitro diagnostic tests. National essential medicines lists have been successful facilitating access to affordable medicines, particularly in low-resourced countries. It is expected that national essential diagnostics lists will provide similar benefits and improve access to essential in vitro diagnostic tests. It will also contribute towards health systems strengthening and realizing universal health coverage.

Education and training

We are working to build diagnostics capacity and literacy by providing both online and in-person education and training opportunities.