Manual for selection of molecular WHO recommended rapid diagnostic tests

Publication Year 28 Aug 2023

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The development of this manual was led by Thomas Shinnick (independent consultant) under the coordination of the UN Stop TB Partnership GLI Working Group and its Secretariat within the WHO Global TB Programme. Lead authors of the manual included Thomas Shinnick and GLI core group member Patricia Hall (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [US CDC], Atlanta, GA, United States of America). Technical input and critical reviews were provided by GLI core group members Elisa Tagliani (San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy), Christopher Gilpin (International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland), Sarabjit Singh Chadha (Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics [FIND], New Delhi, India) and Sarder Tanzir Hossain (United States Agency for International Development [USAID] Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh). Special thanks to Erin Rottinghaus Romano (US CDC) and Heidi Albert (FIND, Cape Town, South Africa) for technical review and valuable feedback on the content of the manual.
GLI is a working group of the Stop TB Partnership. Development and publication of this document were made possible with financial support from USAID.