In light of growing recognition of LMIC needs and accompanying efforts to increase access to diagnostics in these countries through improved local production, this brief by MSF offers an analysis of local production of diagnostics in LMICs with limited capacity and makes recommendations for improvement in four key areas:.
- Creating an enabling funding and procurement environment to promote local production;
- Promoting open IP, technology transfer and access-oriented research and development for local manufacturers;
- Ensuring that local production is sustainable and meets local health needs; and
- Strengthening regulatory mechanisms and public trust in locally manufactured products.