Regional Lab Strategy for Zika in Central America and the Caribbean

Project objective: To promote and ensure long-term sustainability and country ownership of ongoing laboratory preparedness and response activities jointly implemented by multiple technical assistance teams and national partners. To develop a regional laboratory preparedness and response strategy to strengthen integrated laboratory and epidemiology response against Zika virus and other outbreak-prone diseases. TEPHINET helped develop a survey tool for laboratory capacity mapping and held two forums to discuss findings and further develop a common strategy. TEPHINET also helped develop three self-guided e-learning training modules and facilitator guides (in English and Spanish) and held a training of trainers.

Infectious diseases, Laboratory investigation, Disease and emergency response