National TB Diagnostic Summit 2013

The USAID TB Program South Africa hosted a National TB Diagnostic Summit in Pretoria on November 18 – 19, 2013, bringing together key stakeholders to discuss the role of TB diagnostics in achieving the Stop TB Partnership goal of zero TB deaths.

Topics of discussion included a review of newly-introduced diagnostic tests, challenges faced in implementing new technologies across all levels of the health system, how best to link communities to services, and the roles of the public, private, and research sectors in advancing laboratory diagnostics as part of the country’s overall health agenda. All the presentations can be downloaded here.