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Tackling Communicable Diseases in East Africa: Power of Laboratory Networking

June 7, 2016

Since 2010 public health officials in East Africa successfully mounted joint efforts to control the spread of communicable diseases and expand access to quality diagnostic services for vulnerable groups in cross border areas, serving over 4.0 million beneficiaries (of which 60 percent are females) through a network of 32 upgraded laboratories in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.