3 laboratories under the EAPHLN project are awarded 5 stars

3 laboratories under the EAPHLN project are awarded 5 stars

3 laboratories under the EAPHLN project are awarded 5 stars
The World Bank-funded East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) aims to establish a network of cross-country, high-quality public health laboratories within Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda that will serve as surveillance sites to monitor hot spots for disease transmission.
The project is implemented within the 5 East African countries in 32 laboratories.
The laboratory networking project aims to address the common challenges facing the five countries: dilapidated infrastructure built decades ago; inadequate supply and quality of human resources which are the backbone of quality diagnostics; and manual information systems which are not effective for decision making.
The Uganda SRL has led and coordinated this network.
During the project period, a key achievement that has been realized is over 80% of the 32 laboratories, to date, have been given above 2 stars rating based on the WHO AFRO stepwise SLIPTA process with 3 laboratories achieving 5 stars namely; Mbale regional referral hospital laboratory as well as the chemistry and hematology laboratories in Mulago hospital.

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