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Democratizing Access to Testing

FIND, alongside the Global Fund, was named co-convener of the diagnostics pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator) in 2020.

Traditional models of diagnostic testing are often characterized by a centralized approach, particularly true in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, there are several common barriers to centralized testing.

FIND is part of the process to remedy this, and this includes how the ACT-Accelerator has, since inception, worked to transform access to decentralized testing.

This FIND case study explores the process and partnerships that have driven progress across four stages:

  1. Accelerating innovation in research and development
  2. Ensuring efficient and sustainable test supplies
  3. Supporting robust national policy development
  4. Mobilizing community-based and self-testing strategies.

The study also highlights learning, impact and recommendations from a decentralized approach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the case study here

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