30 Apr 2020

Washington, DC, 27 April 2020 (PAHO)— The PAHO Strategic Fund has supported Member States in increasing access to COVID-19 diagnostic kits through pooled procurement, securing over 500,000 RT-PCR tests (noted as the gold standard for diagnosing the disease). Another 1.5 million tests will be delivered over the next month, and an additional 8 million tests will be provided over the subsequent four months – covering at least 12 countries in the region.  [More...]