04.03.19, Freetown, Sierra Leone
On March 4th 2019, we brought together national-level policy makers, scientists and local experts in the field of laboratory medicine to discuss the role of point-of-care diagnostic devices in outbreaks and their integration with health care systems in Sierra Leone. The meeting featured short presentations by policy makers, biomedical and social scientists, as well as panel discussions with Sierra Leonean laboratory scientists and health workers who shared their first-hand experiences of using rapid diagnostic tests during the Ebola outbreak. Our keynote address came from Dr Isatta Wurie, head of laboratory medicine at College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
17.01.18, University of Edinburgh
The DiaDev launch workshop brought together social scientists from across the UK to explore interdisciplinary opportunities for the study of diagnostic devices in global health. Participants included historians, anthropologists, geographers, epidemiologists and sociologists. The launch event also featured a keynote lecture by Dr. Clare Chandler from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on ‘Social Science, Anti-microbial Resistance and Diagnostics in Global Health’.View event
23.01.14, University of Edinburgh
The idea for DiaDev was seeded at an experimental workshop we hosted for social scientists, laboratory scientists, activists and product developers at the University of Edinburgh in January 2014. The workshop addressed the opportunities and challenges afforded by the rapid development, proliferation and roll-out of new diagnostics for development.View event