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EU-IGAD Delivers State-of-the-Art Mobile Laboratory Truck to NHLDS

MoH HeadQuarter - 26th July 2023 State minister for Health Hon. Margaret Muhanga flags off the truck after this was handed over the EU Deputy Ambassador Guilaume Chartrain and IGAD Health Expert Hamid Idrees at MoH headquarters.

NHLDS received the mobile Laboratory truck from EU-IGAD as part of an ongoing European Union-funded Programme to support the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States in strengthening surveillance and healthcare systems within the region.

The mobile Laboratory truck was received by the state Minister for Health Hon. Margaret Muhanga and handed over by the EU Deputy Ambassador Guilaume Chartraina and IGAD Health Expert Hammid Idrees at Minsitry of Health Headquarters.

The mobile lab, worth EUR 167,300 (approximately 700 million Uganda Shillings) will be used for testing patients and sample referral from cross-border points and remote areas to regional and central laboratories especially during health emergency outbreaks.