COVID-19: Containing and conquering a global health threat

Broad access to reliable COVID-19 testing is essential to accurately identify who has been infected and to contain the disease. “All countries must aim to stop transmission and prevent the spread of COVID-19, whether they face no cases, sporadic cases, clusters or community transmission,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

Medical researchers and health system authorities have been collaborating together closely to ensure that tests are developed, reviewed and made available to as many people in as many countries as possible.