Yearly Archives: 2020

Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2 Product type: Nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies that use real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for detection of SARS-CoV-2 Date: 7 December 2020 WHO-identifier: 2020/5, version 1 Purpose of this notice: To ensure users of certain nucleic acid testing (NAT) technologies are aware

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The world has made significant progress since the late 1990s, but HIV remains a major global public health issue. And like many other major health issues, it faces additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services are all being disrupted particularly in countries with fragile heath systems. The breakdown in

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Laboratory technologists have been working nonstop to help the nation diagnose an ever-growing number of coronavirus cases.. In March, April Abbott dragged a hospital bed into her office at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. In the nine months since, she has slept in it a half-dozen times while working overnight in her clinical microbiology laboratory,

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PRESS RELEASE As COVID-19 reduces access to HIV testing services, AIDS response partners call for Caribbean countries to adopt HIV self-testing KINGSTON, 1 December 2020—On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Caribbean AIDS response stakeholders are calling for countries in the region to adopt HIV selftesting. During the virtual launch of the “In Your Hands”

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A 69 per cent reduction in facility and community-based HIV testing services due to COVID-19 is putting people with undiagnosed HIV at risk of not getting lifesaving antiretroviral treatment potentially exposing others as they are unaware of their status. This was the concern raised by Sandra Jones, PAHO’s Technical Advisor for HIV/STI, TB & Viral

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As we celebrate World AIDS Day in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CMLF launches its new website and invites you to visit our HIV and Syphilis Rapid Testing Portal. This portal provides guidance for persons establishing and managing HIV and Syphilis Community Testing sites within Civil Society Organisations and at Ministry of Health

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The 19th Special Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) held in Washington DC, 27-28 September, 2014 has endorsed an initiative to improve the laboratory environment which the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation is facilitating under its CARICOM-PANCAP Global Fund Programme. A team of regional experts, with CMLF facilitation, developed the Regional Framework for National Laboratory Policy,

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Welcome to the Caribbean Med Lab Image and Video Gallery; we are happy to present you a few of our past events and promotional videos. Be sure to check back often as we will regularly update our gallery with exciting new images and videos of CMLF in action! Our Videos

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