Laboratory and Public Health Diagnostics

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)