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Well-functioning and sustainable laboratory services are at the basis of strong health systems and crucial for improving public health and research capacities of countries. This is a 2-week intensive course 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 (LMIC). 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 practical sessions to complement the theoretical content.
Epidemiology provides important tools for the assessment and response to health threats in populations. This is a 3-week intensive course on the principles and methods of field epidemiology and the way these inform the control of infectious diseases in outbreak settings. The course uses interactive, simulation-based exercises, epidemiological case studies, laboratory- and computer-based practical sessions to complement the theoretical content.
GIBACHT is an educational programme established and supported by the German Federal Foreign
Office. The training programme focuses on threats and risks conferred by biological agents and
bioweapons and their successful prevention and control. The programme is offered and responsibly
conducted by two German institutes, the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin and the Bernhard Nocht
Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, as well as the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in
Basel, Switzerland, and the African Field Epidemiology Network in Kampala, Uganda.
BNITM and partners from the German Biosecurity Programme are seeking applicants for the next cohort of in the international training programme 'Global Partnership Initiated Biosecurity Academia for Controlling Health Threats (GIBACHT)'. For more information please visit: www.gibacht.org