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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.


UNHLS/CPHL is organised into units and subunits by the Board of Trustees.

The following are the main units

-Policy, strategic planning and development

-Information systems

-Lab services, programs, patners and projects



Internationally Accredited Labs

  • CPHL EID/Viral Load Lab
  • National TB Reference Lab
  • Uganda Virus Research Institute
  • HIV Core Lab - MUJHU
  • Molecular lab- Makerere Medical School
  • Ebenezer Lab