Diagnostics and Laboratory

The goal of the Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology team is to promote and facilitate access to safe, reliable and appropriate diagnostic technologies and laboratory services in an equitable manner through:

  • Prequalification of diagnostics for high burden diseases;
  • Capacity building of national regulatory authorities and national reference laboratories;
  • Facilitation of procurement of affordable and appropriate diagnostics;
  • Policy, guidance and advocacy to Member States;
  • Provision of quality assurance programmes to countries;
  • Training and technical support including country projects.

“Accelerated progress further depends on broad investments in human resources and health infrastructures, including procurement systems and supply chains, and laboratory services.”