FIND high-level forum on diagnostic testing

Testing is the first line of defence against COVID-19 and the foundation for preparedness to prevent future pandemics

18 May 2021, 14:00–15:30 CEST

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At this forum, distinguished guests explored how COVID-19 has transformed testing, implications for diagnostics in health emergencies and universal health coverage, and how this has informed the FIND 2021 strategy. Following the event, a call to action to global leaders at the World Health Organization, European Union, African Union, and Heads of State from the G20 and G7 Presidencies, was published, as we called for diagnostics and testing to underpin the Rome Declaration that was developed at the Global Health Summit.


  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Director-General, World Health Organization)
  • Dr Aminata Touré (former Prime Minister of Senegal and FIND Goodwill Ambassador)
  • Peter Sands (Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria)
  • Dr Hayat Sindi (Chief Advisor, Islamic Development Bank)
  • Peter Ngo’la Owiti (Wote Youth Development Projects and Communities Representative on the ACT-Accelerator Facilitation Council)
  • Dr Jayasree Iyer (Executive Director, Access to Medicines Foundation)
  • Dr Sara Cerdas (Member of the European Parliament, Portugal)
  • Dr Sergio Carmona (acting CEO and Chief Medical Officer, FIND)
  • Dr Bill Rodriguez (incoming FIND CEO from 1 July 2021)

Moderated by: Sarah Newey (Global Health Security Correspondent, The Telegraph)

FIND 2021 strategy