As the national organization representing governmental health laboratories in the US, APHL understands public health laboratories from a systems perspective. With over 20 years’ consulting experience in 31 countries on five continents, APHL enters each project with an open ear and the awareness that every country is unique. Consultants, all experienced laboratory professionals, most drawn from APHL's membership, come with knowledge acquired through years in leadership positions, and respect for the technical expertise and on-the-ground experience of in-country experts.
Currently APHL works in 22 countries under the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and several others to strengthen national laboratory systems and expand access to quality diagnostic testing services. The association's ultimate goal is to improve patient treatment and health outcomes, particularly in countries affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and emerging infectious diseases.
In addition to PEPFAR, APHL supports the CDC Division for Global HIV/AIDS, and partners with national and regional laboratory networks, including the African Society of Laboratory Medicine, the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre and the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network.
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APHL supports laboratory systems in under-resourced settings with technical assistance, training and planning services including:
With CDC support, APHL is coordinating a technical assistance program that matches the Central Public Health Laboratory in Kampala, Uganda, with the Scientific Laboratory Division of the New Mexico Department of Health. APHL previously collaborated with the World Health Organization on similar "twinning" initiatives to strengthen national laboratories and, by extension, national laboratory systems.
Director of Global Health
Global Health Strategic Plan
RFP Laboratory EQA Database application Kenya
African Society of Laboratory Medicine
CDC Division for Global HIV/AIDS
Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre
US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
WHO Laboratory Twinning Initiative
World Health Organization
Association of Public Health Laboratories
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