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Mission: To improve the quality of health care service by establishing quality laboratory system and building the capacity of national and regional clinical and public health reference laboratories

Vision: To be center of excellence in quality laboratory services in Africa


  • Increase and maintain quality assured laboratories,
  • Enhance laboratory quality management system implementation, and
  • Strengthening laboratory capacity for referral and backup testing services.

Major activities:

  • Enroll laboratories for strengthening laboratory management towards accreditation (SLMTA),
  • Enable laboratories to achieve ISO 15189/ 17025 accreditation,
  • Capacity building for national external quality assurance programs,
  • Strengthen regional external quality assurance programs,
  • Evaluation/ Validation of Equipment and supplies,
  • Implementation of Laboratory quality assurance,
  • Laboratory infrastructure/ system development,
  • Strengthening Biosafety and Biosecurity system,
  • Strengthen national systems for referral specimen transportation and result delivery,
  • Strengthen backup testing services,
  • Capacitate clinical, public health and emergency diagnostic services, and
  • Provide laboratory in-service training.

             Contact Address

Telephone: 01122758331