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28 June 2024

Bridging the access gap to microbiology diagnostics is a critical part of the global response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Dr Jane Cunningham is a Diagnostics Advisor with MSF's Access Campaign. In this blog she takes a closer look at the important role of diagnostics in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and why we are advocating for improving microbiology diagnostic capacities in the places they are most needed, to be included as a priority in the plans for a global response to AMR, currently under discussion by UN member states.

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16 May 2024

How Germany’s strategy to end tuberculosis could be much more effective

Tuberculosis is still one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world, with 1.3 million people dying from TB in 2022 alone per the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite the global community having set itself the goal of ending TB by 2035, this is not realistic. This is because, although there are existing tests and drugs that can successfully diagnose and treat TB, these lifesaving medical products are often not accessible to people with TB who need them.

For many years, the German government has supported measures to control TB worldwide, but why is the German government satisfied with a mediocre impact when it could save many more lives with this investment?