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September 10, 2019 in Education, Global Diseases

ASLM Conference Coordinator

GHIG was the conference coordinator for the 3rd and 4th African Society for Laboratory Medicine international conference (ASLM2016 and ASLM2018), held in Cape Town, South Africa, December 2016 and Abuja,…
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September 10, 2019 in Global Diseases, Innovations & Diagnostics, Technical Assistance

Evaluation of Zika Singleplex and Multiplex diagnostics for clinical and surveillance use

GHIG is currently working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) as part of the European Union (EU) funded ZikaPLAN project. The ZikaPLAN initiative is composed of…
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September 10, 2019 in AMR, Education

AMR Education

In response to the growing concerns with antimicrobial resistance (AMR), particularly for the developing world, GHIG collaborated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) on various prublications…
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September 10, 2019 in Health Systems Strengthening, Innovations & Diagnostics, Workshops

Point-of-Care Day in Latin America

GHIG participated in the 2nd annual POC Day in Bogota to support the uptake of POC testing in Latin America. GHIG provided a one-day training workshop on implementation of POC.…
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August 23, 2019 in Advisory/Consultancy, Innovations & Diagnostics, Maternal & Child Health, Technical Assistance

Evaluation of Grants and Investments in New Diagnostics

GHIG was asked to serve as an advisor collaborating with Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) to evaluate the return on investment of early infant diagnosis (EID) and viral load (VL)…
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August 21, 2019 in Health Systems Strengthening, HIV, Policy Development

HIV Viral Load (VL) National Strategy for the Government of Indonesia

Equip Health is the first African-led global consortium to deliver rapid scale-up of innovative HIV treatment and prevention solutions across 17 PEPFAR countries. In 2017, GHIG accompanied the National Health…
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August 21, 2019 in Global Diseases, Innovations & Diagnostics, Technical Assistance

An Investment Case for Lateral Flow Assays (LFAs) for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)

Ultrasensitive antigen tests are needed for early detection of numerous infectious diseases, and for surveillance and monitoring progress towards disease elimination. GHIG and IDC/LSHTM worked with the Global Good Fund…
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August 21, 2019 in HIV, Research & Systematic Reviews

WHO Addresses Indeterminate Ranges with Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) Testing

Recent advances with Prevent of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) and Early Infant Diagnosis (EID) programs due to Option B+ and at birth testing have created challenges with specificity of EID testing…
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August 21, 2019 in Advocacy/Awareness, Community Engagement & Networking, Global Diseases

World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD)

The World Health Organization (WHO) Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support and influence efforts to…
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August 21, 2019 in Global Diseases, Health Systems Strengthening, Research & Systematic Reviews

World Health Organization (WHO) Hepatitis Guidelines

GHIG supported the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with a series of systematic reviews of hepatitis diagnostics for the 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Hepatitis Guidelines.
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August 21, 2019 in Health Systems Strengthening, HIV, Research & Systematic Reviews

World Health Organization (WHO) ARV Guidelines

In 2015, GHIG provided technical input to support the World Health Organization (WHO) HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Unit normative documents for the ARV Guidelines. These documents informed the 2015 update…
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August 21, 2019 in Maternal & Child Health, Workshops

Increased Dual HIV/Syphilis Testing for the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission

With support from WHO, Unicef and CDC, GHIG conducted a series of regional workshops and webinars, including country technical assistance, to support the elimination of HIV and syphilis through increased…
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August 21, 2019 in HIV, Program Planning & Implementation

Advanced HIV Disease

WHO released a package of measures to ensure rapid initiation of antiretroviral treatment and diagnosis of opportunistic infections to reduce the still high rates of death in people diagnosed with HIV at…
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August 20, 2019 in Advisory/Consultancy, HIV, Innovations & Diagnostics

Industry Innovations in HIV Viral Load (VL)

GHIG has worked with numerous industry partners to bring about innovations in HIV viral load monitoring to improve patient outcomes. GHIG engaged with Johnson and Johnson in an Access Panel…
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August 20, 2019 in HIV, Workshops

The Role of HIV CD4 Workshops

In 2017, GHIG collaborated with the International Diagnostics Centre (IDC) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to convene a series of regional HIV CD4 workshops in…
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August 20, 2019 in Health Systems Strengthening, HIV, Technical Assistance

Global Health Supply Chain Quality Assurance Program

The Global Health Supply Chain Quality Assurance (GHSCQA) Program provides quality assurance for USAID PEPFAR-procured commodities and is led by FHI360. GHIG is providing technical assistance to FHI360 to support…
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August 18, 2019 in HIV, Innovations & Diagnostics, Program Planning & Implementation

Accelerating Market Entry and Quality of HIV Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics

The Global Health Impact Group (GHIG) provided technical assistance and direction to the 3-year project funded by Unitaid to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to provide…
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June 24, 2019 in Blog

EMTCT Workshop In Shenzhen China

The EMTCT workshop in China was so highly productive and enjoyable!  The workshop was in Shenzhen, China, 18-19 June.  This meeting would not have been the success it was without…
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January 19, 2018 in Blog

ASLM2018 Scientific Committee Planning Meeting

Debi Boeras and Anyess Travers of GHIG were at the African Union in Addis Ababa for a 2 day planning meeting for the 4th international ASLM conference (ASLM2018). The meeting…
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December 5, 2017 in Blog

Role of CD4 cell counting in immune compromised patients

Dr. Debi Boeras and Ben Cheng were interviewed regarding the importance of CD4 cell counting in immune compromised patients. The article was also in The Telegraph. Role of CD4 cell…
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October 31, 2017 in Blog, Global Health Impact Group

Diagnostics – Connecting Forward

GHIG explores the interface of diagnostics, connectivity solutions for diagnostics and information technology.  Click on the link below to read the article.  Published October 2017 in the issue of Lab Culture from…
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February 18, 2016 in Global Health Impact Group, World Health Organization

PAHO/WHO Zika Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Attending a Regional Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico with the Collaborating Centers of Dengue Laboratory Network of the Americas…
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