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About Central Public Health LaboratoriesCentral Public Health Laboratories (CPHL)

We provide laboratory support for disease surveillance through investigation and confirmation of disease outbreaks and feeding into the HMIS database at the Ministry of Health resource centre.

About Us

Central Public Health Laboratories StaffCPHL (Central Public Health Laboratories) provides laboratory support for disease surveillance through investigation and confirmation of disease outbreaks and feeding into the HMIS database at the Ministry of Health resource centre.

It is also currently the unit in charge of coordination of health laboratory services in the country and is as such responsible for development of policy/guidelines, training and of implementing quality assurance schemes for laboratories.

With funding support from GOU and PEPFAR through the MoH-CDC Cooperative Agreement, CPHL plays a key role in strengthening laboratory services through support supervision, HIV TB and malaria diagnosis. Through monitoring and evaluation CPHL has used this as a platform for strengthening and improving other areas of health laboratory services.

Our Strategic objectives

  1. Develop a comprehensive National Health Laboratory services policy
  2. Build capacity in laboratory service delivery at National, regional, district, health sub district and primary health care levels
  3. Establish a sustainable laboratory supplies system as part of the Essential Medicines and Health supplies management system that will ensure availability of laboratory reagents, equipment, reagents and supplies at all levels.
  4. Consolidate and strengthen the National Laboratory Quality Assurance Scheme and establish laboratory linkages within the region to ensure an effective sustainable laboratory referral system
  5. Establish an effective management structure in the Ministry of Health to provide stewardship, coordination and management of laboratory services