Rapid Response Test-kits
Identifying the source of a rapidly spreading infectious disease outbreak is frequently challenging as they tend to happen in regions not well equipped to deal with these issues. Finding out the pathogen that causes the outbreak is a key initial step to limit human suffering.
Our foundation stores molecular based test-kits for respiratory, gastrointestinal, vector-borne, food and water-quality related diseases. These assays are fast and can be run directly on samples, without needing extensive laboratory equipment. They are available overnight, anywhere in the world.
Why is this relevant?
The experience with COVID-19, MERS, SARS, new strains of flu and other recent trans-national epidemics shows that emerging infectious diseases will continue to be a major challenge in the future. Rising human populations force animals and humans into ever closer proximity increasing the risk of new infectious diseases. Overcrowding facilitates human-to-human transmission of these infections. High volumes of air travel enable rapid transport of infected humans to non-endemic regions leading to major outbreaks. It is thus essential that we stay on top the constant barrage of outbreaks.
How do we achieve this?
Through collaboration with local initiatives, other NGOs, universities and in-country labs. Our test-kits are available upon request, accompanied with an RT-PCR machine if needed.
How much does it cost?
For every 1 usd donated we can store one test. Our aim is to cover as many rare and emerging diseases as funding allows, ready to deploy anywhere in the world
Help us bring cutting edge diagnostics to humanitarian aid. Consider making a donation and lets save lives together!
PCR-test kits under development
|Disease / Pathogen|
|Avian influenza (Human types)|
|Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever|
|Chandipura Virus Disease|
|Ebola virus disease|
|Marburg virus disease|
|Emerging non-polio enteroviruses|
|Kyasanur Forest Disease|
|Disease / Pathogen|
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