Well-functioning and sustainable laboratory services are key components of strong health systems and crucial for improving public health and research capacities of countries. This is a tropEd accredited 2-week intensive course offered annually since 2019 aimed at describing the role of laboratory systems in strengthening health services and research capacity with a special focus on low and middle-income countries (LMICs). The emphasis is on explaining the structure and functions of laboratory systems and their effective and efficient management. Moreover, areas where laboratory systems overlap and/or complement health systems are being considered. The course uses interactive, simulation-based exercises, as well as laboratory- and computer-based practical sessions to complement the theoretical content.  LINK to the application



Duration: Two weeks

Rolling every year in September

Lab Sphere Teilnehmer üben den Zusammenbau einer mobilen Glove Box. Zu sehen sind drei Forscher:innen. Eine Forscherin hilft einer bereits mit Schutzkittel bekleideten Forscherin in die Handschuh. Dahinter steht ein weiterer Forscher und beobachtet den Ablauf.
LAB-SPHERE participants practicing assembling the glove box in Hamburg   ©BNITM | Daniela Fusco

Laborgruppe Fusco

Daniela Fusco, Ph.D.: eine Forscherin vor dunklem Hintergrund, die ihre blonden schulterlangen Haar offen trägt.
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

PhD Daniela Fusco

phone: +49 40 285380-504


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