Saturday 17 November 2018
Addis Ababa, November 17th. The African Union (AU) on Saturday stressed the need for a strategic partnership to increase access to high-quality diagnostics in order to achieve universal healthcare on the continent.
According to AU data, this issue is a priority in order to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.
However, the continental body said that many diseases are still not being destroyed, since in most countries in the region there are open and treated gaps.
Such barriers allow Africa to get rid of epidemics and endanger the implementation of the AU health program, the agency noted.
The introduction of slow useful technological innovations; lack of diagnostic data acquisition and use for the benefit of the patient and the program is another problem.
At the same time, laboratory networks have instability, high costs and inefficiencies in examinations, and an insufficient leverage effect to negotiate more affordable prices and conditions.
According to this situation, the AU has committed itself to promoting the elimination or eradication of diseases by global health regulatory agencies such as HIV, including mother to child transmission, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis, cervical cancer and other sexually transmitted infections (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia).
The AU plans also include the removal of obstacles to the early detection, prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. (Taken from Prince of Latina)
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