How often these days are we replacing our technological gadgets? If we have a cellphone older than a couple of years, for example, then the hardware is surely considered “past it”.
Well, in the fight against TB we have recently had the launch of GeneXpert, a new DNA-based test that is more accurate and much faster for detecting TB than the previous method – which uses a microscope and was first used 120 years ago! The even better news is that this new test is especially accurate in children and in those who are living with HIV, for whom the old method is particularly ineffective.
The ACTION Partnership has created a new video that talks about GeneXpert, and has entered it to the InTB Contest. Take two minutes and seven seconds to watch the video, learn about this new machine, and then Tweet, Facebook, and LinkedIn to help ACTION’s video win the competition!
Watch the video here. Oh, and while you’re there you may want to look at some of the other excellent entries too, like this one on TB in Mining in South Africa, by Jonathan Smith, and the subject of a recent All-Party Parliamentary Group on Tuberculosis event.