Rwanda Works With A Regional Lab Network to Prevent Epidemics

August 19, 2014

With trade and labor mobility across national borders comes the heightened risk of disease. In Rwanda the East Africa Laboratory Networking project is working to detect and arrest the spread of dangerous diseases like ebola, tuberculosis, and cholera. In the past, vulnerable border areas have lacked the capacity for the kind of rapid diagnosis that is needed to check epidemics. In Eastern Africa, this is changing.