The diagnostics crisis in Africa needs political, policy, scientific, education and funding solutions in parallel: without this the health crisis will deepen

Date/time: 15 February 2022, 16:00–17:00 CET

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Session convened by The Lancet Commission on diagnostics and FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics, during AERAP Science at the EU-AU Summit, 14–18 February 2022


With the content of this session we are calling on the Neighbourhood, Development, and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI, also known as Global Europe), in cooperation with African partners, to embrace the conclusions of The Lancet Commission on diagnostics, reflect these priority actions in the conclusions of the EU-AU Summit, and commit to robust country implementation plans.


  • Welcome & introduction Declan Kirrane, AERAP
  • Background & context Kenneth Fleming, The Lancet Commission on diagnostics
  • What COVID has taught policy makers about testing Koleka Mlisana, NHLS
  • Science & research needs for practical diagnostic solutions that work for Africa Pascale Ondoa, ASLM
  • Implications for the EU Marlene Temmerman, Aga Khan University
  • Audience Q&A Moderated by Declan Kirrane
  • Conclusions and session close Marta Fernandez Suarez, FIND


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