East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community
Fostering Regional Cooperation for Better Health

The East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP) is a World Bank Funded Project that focuses on strengthening Public Health Laboratory systems and explores strategies for improving the effectiveness of laboratories and performance of laboratory workers. The project covers 5 countries in East Africa (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda).

This World Bank-funded EAPHLNP, launched in 2010, aims to establish a network of efficient, high quality, accessible public health laboratories. The project has upgraded and networked up to six district hospital laboratories in the five countries, and one or two referral laboratories that act as national hubs.

In addition, the project supports innovations in service delivery and uses a learn-by-doing approach. Each country serves as a center of excellence in a thematic area, piloting innovations, and sharing lessons and good practices with the other countries.

The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) facilitates knowledge sharing across countries and shares policy implications with health authorities in member states. In this project ECSA-HC works with the East African Community.


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