Saturday, November 17, 2018
Addis Ababa, November 17. – The African Union (AU) on Saturday highlighted the need for strategic partnerships to increase access to high-quality diagnostics to achieve universal health coverage across the continent.
According to the AU, the issue is a priority for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth.
However, the continental body said that many diseases are not yet eradicated due to detection and treatment deficiencies in most countries in the region.
These barriers prevent Africa from getting rid of diseases prone to the epidemic and compromise the realization of the AU's health agenda, the agency noted.
Slow slowing of useful technological innovations; the acquisition and misuse of diagnostic data for the benefit of the patient and the program pose additional challenges.
At the same time, there is a precariousness in laboratory networks, a high cost and inefficiency of examinations and an inadequate leverage for negotiating better prices and conditions.
According to the situation, the AU is committed to helping eliminate or eradicate diseases targeted by global health regulators such as HIV, including mother-to-child transmission, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis, cancer cervical and other sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
AU plans also include reducing barriers in early detection, prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. (Taken from Prensa Latina)
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