Expert Committee on Health Laboratory Methods: first report
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World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO-EM/LAB/390/E, 2017)The strategic framework for strengthening health laboratory services is intended to guide countries in developing sustainable national health laboratory systems in order to improve clinical and public health services in a cross-cutting manner and ensure better preparedness for, surveillance of, and response to epidemic-prone diseases, health security issues and other potential emergencies of public health concern. The strategic framework is built around six interrelated strategic goals, each comprising a menu of activities and corresponding desired ...
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Africa (2014)Health laboratory services are a critical component of strong national health systems, yet they are often neglected in resource-limited countries. Laboratories play a central role in individual patient diagnosis and care, in disease surveillance and control, and in provision of accurate health data for national planning and resource mobilisation. In spite of this, many millions of people, particularly those in rural and under-served areas on the African continent, still do not have access to basic reliable diagnostic laboratory services. Establishment ...