Mobile Labs Project

EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases

(Re)-Emerging and Epidemic prone infectious diseases pose a significant public health and socio-economic burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recent disease outbreaks, such as the past Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the on-going Ebola outbreaks in DRC, demonstrate the need for preparedness and rapid response to such outbreaks.

Objectives

(Re)-Emerging and Epidemic prone infectious diseases pose a significant public health and socio-economic burden in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Recent disease outbreaks, such as the past Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the on-going Ebola outbreaks in DRC, demonstrate the need for preparedness and rapid response to such outbreaks.

The East African Community (EAC), in collaboration with the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), Hamburg, Germany are implementing a German Government funded the “Mobile Labs Project” to support the “EAC Regional Network of Public Health Reference Laboratories for Communicable Diseases”, which aims to establish a sustainable laboratory infrastructure and response network across East Africa.