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Capitol Hill Briefing Examines Advances In Diagnostic Technology For Global Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog reports on a Capitol Hill briefing last week that examined “how progress in diagnostic technology is accelerating progress against HIV, TB, malaria, and other emerging infectious diseases.” Noting the briefing was sponsored by CDC and AdvaMedDx, the blog quotes Thomas Kenyon and Beth Bell of the CDC, AdvaMedDx Executive Director Andy Fisher, and Todd Summers of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the need for advancements in diagnostic technology and highlights the CDC’s goal “to develop an advanced molecular detection program” (Aziz, 12/11).