About the EDL

The eEDL is the electronic version of the World Health Organization Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics or EDL, which is an evidence-based resource containing information (e.g. assay format, test purpose, specimen type) on essential in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) that any country can use to help prioritize diagnostics tests that should be available at each level of the healthcare system.

The eEDL is intended to set a reference for the development or update of national lists of IVD tests. It is expected that national essential IVDs lists will raise awareness and political will, guide procurement and regulation policies and facilitate access to affordable IVDs, particularly in low-resourced countries, by prioritizing the most important IVDs all countries need to make available to their populations and, therefore, improving access to essential IVD test while contributing towards health systems strengthening and realizing Universal Health Coverage.

The actual eEDL is a beta version. The eEDL website is currently under active development and the content and functionality are not final.

eEDL is offered to the public as a freely available resource. eEDL contents are available under the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY 3.0 IGO.

For questions, feedback, suggestions, or for error/bug reports please contact us at EDLsecretariat@who.int