Seminar #21A

Evolving partnerships for TB diagnostic network strengthening in Africa

Hosted by: Global Laboratory Initiative for Africa (GLI Africa) and FIND

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Monday, 5 December
CTICC room location: 1.61-1.62

This seminar will provide an overview of GLI Africa as a partnership focused on strengthening TB diagnostic networks in Africa, outline the needs for TB diagnostic network strengthening as part of an integrated public health diagnostic network. Innovative partnership models to build sustainable TB diagnostic network capacity to meet END TB targets, responsive to country needs, and inclusive of the public and private sector, will be explored.


Amy Piatek, USAID (GLI Africa Chair) and Bill Rodriguez, FIND, Welcome and introduction
“GLI Africa: Overview, achievements and building effective partnerships for action”

Mah-Sere Keita, ASLM
“Aligning with Global Health Security Agenda to strengthen TB diagnostic networks to reach universal drug susceptibility testing”

Facilitator: Zachary Katz, FIND Partnership models for TB diagnostics strengthening in Africa (Panel discussion)
Philip Onyebujoh, WHO-AFRO (panelist)
McPaul Okoye, CDC Nigeria (panelist)
Kekeletso Kao, FIND (panelist)
Renuka Gadde, BD (panelist)