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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Wednesday to the population the use of self-diagnostic tests to detect contagion by Covid-19, given the existing inequalities in accessing the tests.

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The WHO Secretary General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, specified that the new guidelines arise after verifying that people can apply self-diagnostic tests and obtain reliable results.

In addition, he reiterated that the entity works in order to obtain the necessary financial funds to manage the largest number of this type of tests, in order to supply large quantities to the countries that require them.

“To date, WHO has granted emergency use list to five rapid antigen tests for professional use, and we are collecting additional data to support the use of self-tests,” the official said.

On the other hand, he commented that, to date, they have delivered 81 tons of medical supplies and other necessary products to the areas most affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

He also stressed that the WHO is preparing a shipment of necessary supplies and resources to health care centers in all affected regions after the start of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine.

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