WHO publishes first essential diagnostics list for common conditions and global priority diseases

PTI May 16, 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on May 15 published its first 'essential diagnostics list', a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common conditions as well as a number of global priority diseases.


The step was taken to address the problem of people's inability to access diagnostic services, thus failing to receive the correct treatment. "An accurate diagnosis is the first step to getting effective treatment. No one should suffer or die because of lack...

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