To provide technical support to WHO in the field of laboratory system strengthening:
Offer specialised assistance to the World Health Organization (WHO) in enhancing and improving laboratory systems. The support provided focuses on strengthening various aspects of laboratory operations, including infrastructure, equipment, personnel capacity, quality assurance, and data management. By collaborating with WHO, the goal is to enhance the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of laboratory services worldwide, enabling timely and accurate diagnosis, surveillance, and response to public health threats.
To provide technical support in developing laboratory preparedness and response activities for high threat pathogens in conjunction with WHO:
Offer technical expertise and guidance to WHO in the development and implementation of preparedness and response activities specifically targeted at high threat pathogens. Working closely with WHO, the objective is to establish robust strategies, protocols, and frameworks to detect, diagnose, and respond to infectious diseases caused by highly dangerous pathogens, such as emerging viruses or bioterrorism agents. The support provided aims to ensure effective coordination, capacity building, and timely response in the face of potential public health emergencies.
To support WHO in the International Health Regulations (IHR) implementation through the establishment of Biosafety and Biosecurity Requirements and Biorisk management:
Assist WHO in the implementation of the International Health Regulations (IHR), a global legal framework designed to prevent and respond to public health threats that could cross international borders. The support provided focuses on establishing and promoting stringent biosafety and biosecurity requirements within laboratories and other relevant facilities. This includes developing guidelines, protocols, and standards for handling infectious agents, managing risks, and ensuring the safe and secure operation of facilities. By strengthening biorisk management, the aim is to enhance global health security and facilitate effective response to potential disease outbreaks.
To support WHO in sharing expertise and lessons learned with relevant stakeholders:
Support WHO in the dissemination of valuable expertise, knowledge, and experiences to relevant stakeholders involved in public health. By collaborating with WHO, the aim is to share insights, best practices, and lessons learned from various public health initiatives, research, and interventions. This may involve organizing workshops, conferences, or training programs, publishing reports and guidelines, or facilitating networks and partnerships. The ultimate objective is to foster collaboration, improve understanding, and promote evidence-based approaches among stakeholders to address global health challenges more effectively.