Laboratory and Public Health Diagnostics
Establishing a comprehensive National Health Laboratory System with the adequate network of laboratory infrastructure and workforce that provides the framework for coordinated development and delivery of accessible, quality public health laboratory services countrywide is critical. This laboratory data contributes to effective prevention and control of priority diseases and assists the Ministry of Health in managing potential public health emergencies of international concern (PHEICs), according to requirements of the International Health Regulations 2005 (IHR).
National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NRL)
5 Regional Laboratories
Support for epidemic investigation
Biobank (collecting of biological or medical data and tissue samples, gathered for research purposes)