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WHO is Trying to Test Coronavirus

Coronavirus Testing Availablitiy

WHO is trying to confirm coronavirus test availability, and these are:

1. Evaluation of coronavirus (Polymerase chain reaction) PCR procedures from academic laboratories for confirmation knowledge,

2. Evaluation of the potential to use of the existing commercial coronavirus analysis such as SARS-CoV to detect coronavirus with high sensitivity,

3. Working with commercial and noncommercial firms with ability to make and transport newly-developed Coronavirus PCR analysis. To force the regional testing ability, efforts to increase national capacity and supply regional reference laboratory support is ongoing. WHO has made 250,000 testing so far available to WHO Regional Offices and national laboratories. Those tests are being transported to 159 laboratories across all WHO regions across the world.

WHO will also present the Shipping Fund Programme established by the Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System as a framework to give clinical samples from infected people meeting the case meaning of suspected coronavirus contagion to international referral laboratories.

National ability for detection of coronavirus must be forced so that diagnosing testing can be done right away without the need for overseas transportation. One way this will be successful by working with recent world networks for finding of respiratory pathogens, such as National Influenza Centers.

A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will accumulate money from a wide range of contributors to maintain the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to support countries react to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, companies and organizations anywhere in the system to come together to directly contribute to global response efforts, and has been created by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, collectively with WHO. 

We are at a critical point in the global response to COVID-19 – we need everyone to get involved in this massive effort to keep the world safe,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “We are immensely grateful to the UN Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation for coming forward to help us set up this fund. A lot of people and institutions have been saying they want to contribute to the fight against the novel coronavirus. Now they can.”by WHO Officials

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