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 participants practicing assembling the glove box in Hamburg
LAB-SPHERE participants practicing assembling the glove box in Hamburg
Image: BNITM / ©Daniela Fusco

Laborgruppe Fusco

Das Porträt zeigt eine erfahrene junge Forscherin vor einem dunklen Hintergrund, die selbstbewusst in die Kamera schaut.
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Daniela Fusco Ph. D.

phone: +49 40 285380-504


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