|Title||Improving access to essential tests for infectious diseases|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Kohli M, Sen P, Pai M|
|Abbrev. Journal||Microbes and Infection|
|Journal||Microbes and Infection|
|Year of Publication||2018|
Recently, WHO published the first ever Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), which includes 113 tests, including tests for HIV, TB, malaria, hepatitis B and C, human papillomavirus (HPV) and syphilis. The EDL is a welcome first step in ensuring that diagnostics are a key part of all health systems. The impact of the list, however, will depend greatly on how countries adopt and implement the EDL.