$5 for all GeneXpert tests!

Americas TB Coalition speaks out demanding fair prices for tests

The Americas TB Coalition, made up of policymakers and activists from 17 countries in Latin America, sent a letter to Danaher and Cepheid asking them to lower the prices of the test cartridges for extensively drug-resistant (XDR) TB, the deadliest form of TB, to $5 each, to ensure fair access to the tests, which were developed using public funding. Public pay = public say!  

“The community affected by tuberculosis has the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its application since new technologies improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis,” stressed Alberto Colorado, Executive Director, - Americas TB Coalition.  

The 'Time for $5' coalition is coordinated by MSF Access Campaign, Partners in Health and Treatment Action Group (TAG), together with more than 150 civil society organizations working to improve access to GeneXpert instruments and tests.

Since 2019, we have been calling on Cepheid and Danaher to lower the price of GeneXpert tests to $5 per test for all diseases. Learn more about the Time for $5 campaign here.