RESAOLAB is the first regional program designed to build laboratory capacity as an essential component of health systems.
through a standardized system to ensure quality
by providing training for lab personnel
by using a specially-designed system to improve disease surveillance
Initiated in 2009 by the Mérieux Foundation, in collaboration with the country members’ Ministries of Health, RESAOLAB launched its 3rd action phase in 2019. Its activities aim to reinforce 5 major components for a lasting improvement of health systems at regional level.
Initial and continuing training enable laboratory staff’s skills consolidation.Learn more
Quality medical biology exams are essential to set reliable diagnostics.Learn more
Clear national and regional policies facilitate laboratory development coordination and performances.Learn more
The use of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) strengthens laboratory management and contributes to improved epidemiological surveillance.Learn more
Sharing expertise and resources helps build strong national and regional laboratory networks and creates momentum around a common vision.Learn more
which are overseen and included in the network in the seven countries
developed jointly with the country experts as part of an improvement program
with 14 modules over 100 sessions
in the sub-region have an external quality control program
By fostering international and regional cooperation among the countries, the RESAOLAB network promotes sharing skills and experience to improve clinical diagnostics and disease surveillance.