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Greater priority urged for life-saving diagnostic tests

 

A report drafted following a meeting organized by the IAP for Health and the Academy of Medical Sciences UK has called for greater attention in developing rapid diagnostic tests for diseases such as Ebola and SARS. Underlining that the tests should be as efficient as the most common pregnancy test, the authors suggest that progress is hindered by financial priority setting.

World Hearing Day 2017

WHO highlights the high global cost posed by unaddressed hearing loss 

The theme for World Hearing Day 2017 “Action for hearing loss: make a sound investment” draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss. Unaddressed hearing loss poses a high cost for the economy globally and has a significant impact on the lives of those affected. Interventions to address hearing loss are available and are cost-effective.