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Webinar: Diagnostics are Essential for Healthcare: Challenges in LMICs and How to Overcome Them
September 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Organized by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a range of obstacles in healthcare including access, funding, education, and personnel. However, laboratory diagnostics, including pathology, are particularly challenging because of the specialized personnel, unique reagents, quality processes, and overall logistics of delivering the right diagnosis to the right patient at the right time. In this webinar, leaders from academia, the ASCP, and the CDC will discuss the challenges of laboratory diagnostics and present examples of solutions from cancer and infectious diseases. Common pitfalls and practical, sustainable solutions will be discussed.