Laboratory Systems and Public Health in Resource-Limited Settings

Contact:Daniela Fusco
Course Information: shortcourse(at)

Well-functioning and sustainable laboratory services are key components of strong health systems and crucial for improving public health and research capacities of countries. Lab-SPHERE - Laboratory Systems and Public Health in Resource-Limited Settings 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.

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Period 2019-ongoing
Eine internationale Wissenschaftlerin übt konzentriert ein labordiagnostisches Verfahren an einem Arbeitstisch. Um sie herum sind diverses Equipment für die Labordiagnostik und Dokumente verteilt.
Strengthening laboratory and diagnostic capacities

International Teaching and Capacity Building (iTCB)

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