December 2006. Nature Publishing Group and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are proud to present this free-access custom publication which presents findings of the Global Health Diagnostics Forum, in partnership with the RAND Corporation, to determine global health diagnostics needs.
From the introductory article:
An essential component of evaluating and improving global health is access to appropriate diagnostic tools. Through this series of papers we hope to further the dissemination of current knowledge on global health diagnostic needs for the conditions that most severely affect those living in the developing world…………The findings clearly articulate the acute need for new diagnostic tools, the potential impact of new diagnostics for people in developing countries and the specific performance requirements of these tools. We hope this information will encourage technology developers in the public and private sectors to do more to accelerate the development and delivery of new diagnostic solutions.