The CPHL liases with the Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC) to regulate health laboratory service provision in both the public and private sector. In this aspect, CPHL plays a critical role through production of standards and guidelines.
Since 2000, after getting laboratory sector stewardship CPHL has registered great strategic strides and notably;
Development of National Healthy Laboratory Policy (2009) that highlights strategic laboratory service areas through dedicated guidelines and improved coordination of the sector
Developed a National Health Laboratory strategic Plan 2010/11-15 that helps implementation of the policy
Development of numerous guidelines, manuals and Standard Operating Procedures in different laboratory areas that have helped improve quality of service
Increased adovacy of the laboratory sector strengthening by involvement of Members of Parliament, Ministry of Health Top officials, Health Development Partners Bosses, and use of Regional Hospital Directors to coordinate Regional Laboratory sector improvement
Construction of CPHL permanent premise at Butabika through a heartly support from USG
The CPHL has strengthened management of laboratory services by setting up managers at various levels of service delivery, by putting in place Regional Laboratory Quality Committes and District Laboratory Focal Person to support the laboratory in-charges at facility levels as well as the Central/National coordination office