WHO to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests for poorer countries

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The World Health Organization, along with its global partners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has announced that it will provide 120 million rapid-diagnostic antigen tests to people in lower- and middle-income countries over the next six months. According to the Global Fund, a partnership that works to end epidemics the tests represent a “massive increase” in testing worldwide. This mass testing campaign is part of a global initiative launched in April by the WHO, the European Commission, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the French government.

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