“Diagnostic connectivity to combat antimicrobial resistance”

“The British government has entered into a partnership with FIND, a global non-profit dedicated to accelerating the development of diagnostic tests for diseases. This is to introduce digital technologies to combat the antimicrobial resistance problem.

The partnership, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, establishes a three-year project focusing on connecting data from patients’ diagnostic test results into various national antimicrobial resistance surveillance program in low- and middle-income countries. This digital information will be to help address the rising problem of drug resistant infections.
The announcement about the collaboration was made on May, 22 2018 at the 71st World Health Assembly, which took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The project is being funded from U.K. Government’s Global Antimicrobial Resistance Innovation Fund. Here the British state will work with the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).

The aim of the project, for the connectivity for diagnostics, is to improve worldwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance. Here FIND and partner bodies will produce alternative tools and new solutions to connect information from antimicrobial resistant-related diagnostic testing of patients and to input the analyzed information into national surveillance programs operating in low- and middle-income countries. The aim is to greatly extend the scope of existing programs so they include routine hospital and community data.”

Source: Digital Journal 


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