Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
FIND is a global non-profit organization that drives innovation in the development and delivery of diagnostics to combat major diseases affecting the world’s poorest populations. Diagnostics often do not exist, are inaccessible, or cost too much. Despite being pivotal for guiding the best treatment for individual patients; for preventing the spread of disease and antimicrobial resistance; and for enhancing surveillance for early disease detection and monitoring – diagnostics remain under-resourced and overlooked.
FIND turns complex diagnostic challenges into simple solutions through unique partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors. Our work bridges R&D to access, overcoming scientific barriers to technology development; generating evidence for regulators and policy-makers; addressing market failures; and enabling accelerated uptake and access to diagnostics in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Since 2003, we have been instrumental in the development of 24 new diagnostic tools. Over 50 million FIND-supported products have been provided to 150 LMICs since the start of 2015. Our work has been transformative in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and malaria, and helped bring sleeping sickness elimination within reach.
A WHO Collaborating Centre for Laboratory Strengthening and Diagnostic Technology Evaluation, we work with more than 200 academic, industry, governmental, and civil society partners worldwide, on over 70 active projects that cross six priority disease areas. A dedicated COVID-19 programme has also been established to support the global effort to contain the pandemic.
FIND is committed to a future in which diagnostics underpin treatment decisions and provide the foundation for disease surveillance, control, and prevention.