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Organization Contact Information

Name: Global Scientific Solutions for Health (GSSHealth)
Street 1: The BioPark, 800 W Baltimore Street
Street 2: Suite 400L
City: Baltimore
Province: MD
Post Code: 21201
Country: United States of America
Phone: +14107532840
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Paula
Last Name: Fernandes
Title: Founder and Director

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Rachel
Last Name: Crane
Title: Program Coordinator

General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Company
Organization Description:
GSSHealth is a small social enterprise (the majority of our work is performed without profit) dedicated to improving the quality of disease surveillance and diagnosis, worldwide.

We work with academic institutes, multilateral, governmental and non-governmental organizations and businesses across Europe, North America, Africa and SE Asia.

We specialize in the design, management and implementation of scientific and technical projects dedicated to improving laboratory services.

Although we focus on all aspects of laboratory capacity-building, GSSHealth staff are field experts in helping to improve smear microscopy, developing safer practices for TB drug marker testing in BSL2 facilities and establishing BLS3 laboratories for TB liquid culture and DST.

GSSHealth staff and consultant field experience covers 14 countries across Europe, Africa and SE Asia. Currently, there are active projects in 6 countries.

Each year, GSSHealth donates 1-2% of all profits to Baltimore City charities focused upon child education.

Our products and services include: business development; strategic and financial planning; establishment of quality assurance (QA) systems; training in QA, safety and testing; supply chain management assistance (including advice on appropriate technologies, reagents, supplies, procurement process development and contractual requirements).

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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
El Salvador
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sierra Leone
United States of America
Viet Nam


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Laboratory Strengthening:
Assisting in the development of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine. A unique resource for African scientists to improve the quality of laboratory services.

New Diagnostics:
Assisted in the development of a manual for the Ventilated Workstation for smear microscopy and preparation of GeneXpert samples. The manual is designed to engage local manufacturers to enter a new market for TB safety equipment.


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Last updated: November 16, 2012