COVID-19 & diagnostics: the value of ‘test, test, test’

Posted on 11.05.2021

The power of diagnostics information (VODI) to public health and society was a topic of keen interest even before the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic offers us fresh lessons on how health systems can harness this value.

Many of us will recall one of the earliest recommendation from the Director General of the WHO during the pandemic: test, test, test. In our view, testing played a key role in healthcare systems’ response to COVID-19.