Key Considerations and Strategies for Strengthening Covid-19 Diagnostics Supply Chains in Low-Middle Income Country Settings

The demand for Covid-19 diagnostics has exploded with the global impact of the pandemic, though this demand for diagnostics, reagents, and consumables for Covid-19 is causing shortages of commodities worldwide. These challenges have considerable impact on low- and middle-income countries which are significantly resource constrained and lack the political clout or relative buying power to secure supplies.

So how do countries make evidence-based choices for selection of products available? How do countries secure supply while mitigating the risks related to quality assurance? How do countries build resilient supply chains that can address these issues?

This guidance document outlines the major challenges and potential mitigation strategies to support Low- and Middle-Income Countries in securing access to appropriate, quality assured, and adequate Covid-19 diagnostics.


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Due the dynamic nature of diagnostics market, this documentation and information will be updated periodically.

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