India finalizes national essential diagnostics list

India just published a National EDL (NEDL), after a draft and consultation process.

Final version can be found at:

Earlier this year, WHO published the Second Model EDL. For the EDL to have any impact, it needs to be adapted by countries to suit their disease burden and needs. India has shown leadership in this area, and hopefully other countries will do the same.

NEDL_2019_Final.pdf (1.1 MB)

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