Recent Activities - 2019
Informal Meeting of Laboratories Performing Reference Testing for Hepatitis in Asia
In association with the NRL Asian Workshop on Quality, NRL in collaboration with WHO WPRO and VIDRL conducted a satellite meeting of laboratories that perform reference testing for hepatitis. This meeting was held to support WHO WPRO’s endeavours to strengthen the capacity of reference laboratories in the region, to identify gaps and plan for future technical support. Approximately 10 countries from WPRO and SEARO regions were in attendance, including representatives from Mongolia, Malaysia and the Philippines who presented a situational analysis from their country’s perspective.
The outcome of this initiative is to better understand the needs for technical support for each country and to plan programmes specifically designed to meet these needs.