The Core Group provides leadership and sets the strategic direction for the work of the New Diagnostics Working Group. The Core Group is designed to facilitate and accelerate decision-making, and to act as a catalyst to effective implementation of the Global Plan to End TB.

The Core Group is representative of the broad constituencies involved in the development and implementation of new TB diagnostics and consists of the following members:

Academia:   Dr. Madhukar Pai, McGill University, Canada
UN:   Dr. Christopher Gilpin, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Switzerland
High-burden countries:   Dr. Camilla Rodrigues, Hinduja Hospital, India
Diagnostics Manufacturer:   Dr. Chandrasekhar Nair, Bigtec Labs & Molbio Diagnostics, India
WHO:   Dr. Nazir Ismail, WHO, Switzerland
Access to TB diagnostics:   Dr. Renuka Gadde, CHAI, USA
Non-government organization (NGO):   Dr. Shibu Vijayan, PATH, India