Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024
10-11 a.m. U.S. ET/ 3-4 p.m. GMT
Importance of Diagnostic Networks to Ensure Equitable Access to Clinical Microbiology Services
Infectious diseases continue to disproportionately cause millions of deaths and disabilities in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Acute respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, malaria, tuberculosis and bacterial AMR are the most frequent causes of infectious disease mortality in LMICs. Timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of infections, detection of emerging infections and access to enhanced clinical microbiology services are paramount.
An integral component for control and prevention of infectious diseases in LMICs is ensuring there are effective, accessible diagnostic networks in place. However, many LMICs do not have optimized laboratory networks for clinical microbiology, and sample referral systems may cater solely to major disease programs, such as TB and HIV, missing an opportunity to support accessible and timely clinical microbiology testing to inform patient management. This presentation will focus on diagnostic system considerations in delivering equitable access to clinical microbiology services and use of diagnostic network mapping and optimization analysis to inform integrated diagnostic system strengthening interventions.
This webinar is created with the help of ASM's Clinical & Public Health Microbiology Committee.
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 202311 a.m.-12 p.m. U.S. ET/ 3-4 p.m. GMT
EligibilityThis Global Public Health Programs webinar series is open to ASM members and nonmembers.
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