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The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in diagnostic testing capacity worldwide, which disproportionately impact communities in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs). A staggering 81% of the population in LMICs don’t have access to many of the most simple diagnostic tests. 

 

 

Introducing the Let's Test Toolkit

A comprehensive toolkit to support advocacy for improved access to diagnostics around the world.

 

 

UNICEF has developed the Let’s Test Toolkit to support individuals and organizations engaged in health advocacy in LMICs with materials informed by global research and global health best practices for advocacy and social behavior change.

 

What’s in the Toolkit?

The Let’s Test Toolkit provides guides and assets designed to engage and motivate policymakers to prioritise diagnostics and to educate and activate local communities to increase demand for quality testing.

The assets are editable and can be adapted for local language, culture and image relevance.

 

Click here to learn how to use the toolkit

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This Toolkit was authored by UNICEF and 17 Triggers. Special thanks to all of the working group participants and respondents who took part in interviews and focus group discussions, whose valuable experiences ultimately shape this Toolkit. Their contributions are significant and appreciated.

© UNICEF 2023 Please cite this document as: United Nations Children’s Fund. Let’s Test Advocacy Toolkit. New York, 2023. To contact UNICEF about the toolkit please email diagnostics@unicef.org.

The material in this report has been commissioned by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF accepts no responsibility for errors. The designations in this work do not imply an opinion on the legal status of any country or territory, or of its authorities, or the delimitation of frontiers.