Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure and Laboratory Systems

Laboratory systems and infrastructure are essential for the proper functioning of public health systems. TEPHINET aims 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.

In collaboration with the US Department of State, TEPHINET is working to prevent the weaponization of pathogens in the Eastern Mediterranean region by supporting the organization of training workshops on biosafety and biosecurity that include laboratory elements.

TEPHINET is also a partner of the CDC’s National Public Health Institutes (NPHI) Program which works to develop and strengthen science-based public health agencies, like CDC, throughout the world. We support the operational needs of NPHI in establishing these agencies.