GHIG/IDC Contributions to the
COVID-19 Response

IDC/LSHTM and GHIG have a long history of supporting diagnostics, testing and testing strategies in low- and middle-income countries through technical advice for product development, evaluations and implementation and reducing regulatory barriers through policy changes. COVID-19 has required us to fast-track through the many processes to bring quality diagnostics to market and leverage our agility, collaborations and partnerships to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SCIENCE AND EVIDENCE

  • Produce peer reviewed publications and informational notes to disseminate cutting-edge scientific evidence
  • Form global think tanks with key opinion leaders to gather anecdotal evidence and discuss best practices to address challenges

MARKET INTELLIGENCE

  • Provide market readiness research to assess needs, demand and target audience
  • Identify drivers for uptake and scalability
  • Recommendation of target countries/regions

REGULATION AND POLICY

  • Map regulatory pathways to better understand and lower barriers
  • Develop resource and educational materials and support a platform to bring together regulators and policy makers
  • Establish policy forums to address travel and border testing strategies

SCALE-UP OF TESTING

  • Develop modeling exercises and mitigation strategies to accelerate the introduction of COVID-19 diagnostics where they are needed most
  • Contribute to national and regional testing recommendations and policies

EVALUATIONS AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Leverage existing quality assurance programs and tools to support assured test results
  • Support evaluations of potential tests using our biobanking and evaluation networks to expedite the process and provide geographical representation

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Create a global health continuing professional development educational platform (GHCPD) to support digital learning
  • Curate and develop educational materials to support testing and policy making
  • Organize educational webinars to share latest scientific

PARTNERING FOR A HEALTHIER WORLD

Abbott ● Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) ● African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) ● Beckman Coulter ●Becton Dickinson (BD)  ● Cayetano Heredia University of Peru ● Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) ●International Diagnostics Centre (IDC) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) ● MiCoBioMed ● Roche ●Saudi Ministry of Health & College of Medicine ● United States Pharmacopeia (USP) ● University of Brazil ● University of Colorado ● Wellcome Trust