Partnering with the Harvard Medical School’s Global Health Research Core, the Abundance Project for Global Health supported research published in the Lancet that demonstrated the accuracy of a bedside test to diagnose Ebola patients within minutes. The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) highlighted this achievement on it main stage as “an exemplary approach to addressing a critical challenge and as an example of work that was adjusted mid-course to rapidly respond to the Ebola crisis.” Dr. Stephen Kahn of the Abundance Foundation was honored for this work during the plenary on “Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health Systems” with Bill Gates and Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Video and transcript below, of Chelsea Clinton acknowledging the organizations that responded to the Ebola Call to Action.
“Working alongside care providers in the midst of the Ebola crisis, Dr. Megan Murray and her team did rigorous scientific research that proved the exceptional accuracy of a diagnostic test that is as easy to use as a pregnancy test, ” said Dr. Stephen Kahn. “This test requires neither electricity nor advanced training to interpret, and can quickly separate those who are infected from those who are not, thereby reducing the spread of the epidemic.”
Begun as a CGI Initiative in 2010, the multi-faceted Abundance Project for Global Health is treating and preventing disease through medical education and health system strengthening. The Project increases opportunities for the training of global health professionals, supports breakthrough research, and increases accessibility to information for medical professionals all over the world. For more information on Abundance Foundation’s health-related work, please click here.