ASLM 2021

On 18 November 2021, FIND is participating at ASLM 2021 in both a satellite and plenary session, and will be presenting a poster during the the Oral Abstract presentations.

Satellite session: Increasing access and efficiency of diagnostic networks using OptiDx- an open-access network analytics tool, 7:00–8:00 GMT

This session will highlight the value of diagnostics network optimization (DNO) — diagnostic system strengthening interventions across multiple diseases — to help align demand for testing and capacity access in the most cost-effective way. It will provide an overview of the OptiDx software, a web-based, open-access software based on industry best practices in supply chain network analytics and provide insights into outputs from a multi-country pilot, where OptiDx results are supporting data-driven planning of diagnostic testing services across TB, HIV and other diseases.

Programme (60 min)


Plenary session: Ownership, Partnerships and Innovation, 9:00–10:30 GMT
Speakers: Linda-Gail Bekker, Sergio Carmona, Amadou Sall, Robert Matiru, Zameer Brey


Poster session: 11:00–12:30 GMT
Title : Using a digital health solution to support Antigen RDT (AgRDT) testing for COVID-19 at taxi ranks in Johannesburg, South Africa.
First author: Mohammed Majam (of Ezintsha)
Co-authors Vanessa Msolomba (Ezintsha), Paula Akugizibwe (FIND), Rigveda Kadam (FIND), Olukunle Akinwusi (FIND)


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