If public health is to improve, then a system of biology labs offering quality services is a fundamental prerequisite. However, diagnostics is the field which has received the fewest multilateral subsidies and government investment in the last decades.
The West African Network of Biomedical Analysis Laboratories (RESAOLAB) is the first regional program in West Africa to provide a response to this public health concern.
Designed with West African healthcare stakeholders and the member countries’ ministries of health, it takes into consideration all factors affecting the laboratories’ governance and performance. RESAOLAB is incorporated within the framework of policies led by the regional and international health organizations.