Sputum being readied for testing in the GeneXpert TB diagnostic machine Photo credit: Matthew Smeal/MSF
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Belarus: National TB Programme letter to Danaher to reduce the price of GeneXpert test

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Photo credit: Matthew Smeal/MSF

The national TB programme of Belarus (Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Pulmonology and Tuberculosis, Ministry of Health), a country with high burden of TB, sent this open letter to the corporation Danaher, and its subsidiary diagnostics test maker Cepheid, requesting a reduction in the price of the GeneXpert test for extensively drug-resistant TB (Xpert MTB/XDR), so that more people can be properly diagnosed and receive timely treatment.