Fondation Merieux

A family foundation dedicated to fighting infectious diseases

5th Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI)

15 - 19 April 2013, Les Pensières, Annecy (France)

Meeting objectives

Disseminate developments in WHO policy guidance on TB diagnostics, laboratory biosafety and accreditation:

  • Provide an update on TB diagnostics pipeline and the potential impact of new technologies on laboratory strengthening efforts in different epidemiological and resource settings

  • Review progress with implementation of GLI projects including EXPAND-TB and TBXpert Projects

  • Discuss the need of scaling up technical assistance to countries for effective strengthening of laboratory networks

  • Share lessons learned and challenges for wide-scale implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF

  • Update country and technical partner plans for scale-up of Xpert MTB/RIF to ensure effective use of resources and identify possible synergies

  • Evaluate the status of the SRL network and its activities.

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