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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.

CPHL/NHLS Key Functions

  1. Development of Laboratory Policy, guidelines and standards
  2. Monitor and evaluate National Health Laboratory Services
  3. Mobilize resources for laboratory services
  4. Supervise National Laboratory quality assurance and Control
  5. Participate in operational research
  6. Provide reference and specialized testing services to support both clinical and public health programs