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September 10, 2019 in Advocacy, Awareness and Education, Community Engagement and Networking

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 and Diagnostics

ZikaPLAN (LSHTM/EU and Unicef)

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 Advocacy, Awareness and Education, Community Engagement and Networking

AMR Education

In response to the growing concerns with antimicrobial resistance (AMR), particularly for the developing world, GHIG collaborated with LSHTM on a book chapter that addressed diagnostic innovations for AMR. GHIG…
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September 10, 2019 in Innovations and Diagnostics, Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building

Bogota POC Day

GHIG will be part of the 2nd annual POC Day in Bogota to support the uptake of POC testing in Latin America. GHIG will provide a one-day training workshop on…
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August 23, 2019 in Innovations and Diagnostics, Maternal and Child Health

Evaluation of Unitaid Grants and Investments in New Diagnostics

GHIG was asked to serve as an advisor to evaluate a point-of-care (POC) project funded by Unitaid. Unitaid provides grants to diagnostic companies to advance early infant diagnosis (EID) and…
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August 21, 2019 in Policy Development, Program Planning and Implementation

Equip Health/ National Health and Laboratory Services (NHLS)/USAID HIV Viral Load (VL)

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 and Diagnostics

Global Good 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 are working with the Global Good…
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August 21, 2019 in Policy Development, Program Planning and Implementation

WHO EID Indeterminate

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 Global Diseases, Policy Development

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, Policy Development

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 Global Diseases, Policy Development

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 Advocacy, Awareness and Education, Maternal and Child Health

Dual HIV/Syphilis Elimination Workshops

With support from WHO, Unicef and CDC, GHIG conducted a series of regional workshops to support the elimination of HIV and syphilis through increased uptake of HIV and syphilis testing.…
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August 21, 2019 in Advocacy, Awareness and Education, Global Diseases

Advanced HIV Disease

As a result of the WHO Advanced Disease Guidelines, key partners have come together to form the Advanced Disease Consortium, with the main goal to help countries implement the Advanced…
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August 20, 2019 in Advocacy, Awareness and Education, Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building

Roche Diagnostics/African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) HIV Viral Load (VL)

At the 3rd African Society for Laboratory Medicine international conference (ASLM2016) in Cape Town, South Africa, Roche and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) held a viral load satellite…
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August 20, 2019 in Innovations and Diagnostics, Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building

OPP-ERA/Unitaid HIV Viral Load (VL) Point-of-Care (POC)

In 2015, Unitaid approached GHIG for technical assistance with one of their grantees, the OPP-ERA project. The project is led by a consortium of French partners (Solthis, Expertise France, Sidaction…
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August 20, 2019 in Innovations and Diagnostics, Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building

Johnson & Johnson HIV Viral Load (VL) Point-of-Care (POC)

Johnson and Johnson is looking to develop an HIV viral load (VL) point-of-care (POC) diagnostic assay and engaged with GHIG to participate in an Access Panel Discussion meeting for the…
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August 20, 2019 in Advocacy, Awareness and Education, Program Planning and Implementation

International Diagnostics Centre (IDC)/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) 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 Program Planning and Implementation, Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building

Global Health Supply Chain Quality Assurance Program Quality Assurance Strategy

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 Innovations and Diagnostics, Projects, Systems Strengthening and Capacity Building

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)/Unitaid HIV Point-of-Care (POC)

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, Global Health Impact Group, Hepatitis B, HIV, Syphilis, Workshops, World Health Organization

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 Global Health Impact Group

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, CD4 Count

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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