Commitment to Action

Laboratory Services Strengthening

Commitment by

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)

In 2006, The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) committed to improving diagnostic services in developing countries through the creation of an innovative and sustainable model of laboratory social franchising. Working with the government of Uganda, AMREF and other public and private partners, FIND planned to identify deficiencies in current diagnostic services, refine a package of essential diagnostics, and develop a plan to address those deficiencies in a sustainable manner.

As of May 2011, FIND has implemented rapid diagnostic tests for malaria and was in the process of developing a Malaria Strategic Plan for Uganda. It also collaborated with other partners to institute a phone-based reporting system for vital statistics, a new TB diagnostics program in regional laboratories, and identified other key areas of focus for strengthening laboratory activities.

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Commitment

Laboratory Services Strengthening

Launched

2006

Est. Duration

4 years

Region

Africa

Countries

Uganda

Commitment by

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)

Partner(s)

Republic of Uganda, African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)