Accelerating Access to SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics by improvement of community-based testing

Date/time: 16 March 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (GMT+1)


Event description:

WHO Public Health Laboratories knowledge sharing webinar series.

In this webinar, co-hosted by WHO and FIND, we will discuss efforts undertaken through The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT)-Accelerator to enable countries to improve their community-based testing for SARS-CoV-2 through the development of testing protocols and training of health-care workers, with experience sharing from Somalia and Zimbabwe.

We will also discuss the newly published interim guidance on Use of SARS-CoV-2 antigen-detection rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 self-testing.

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We will welcome:

  • Dr Mark Perkins, Dr Jilian Sacks, Dr Céline Barnadas (WHO HQ)
  • Dr Sanjay Sarin (FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics)
  • Mr Tapiwanashe Kujinga (Director of the Pan-African Treatment Access Movement (PATAM), Zimbabwe)
  • Mr Solomon Chane (WHO, Somalia)


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