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Needs assessment for strengthening laboratory human resources capacity for universal access to HIV, malaria and TB services in three sub-Saharan countries

Publication details

Editors: WHO
Number of pages: 92
Publication date: April 2010
Languages: English
ISBN: 978 92 4 150092 0



The document aims to establish the demand for laboratory workers to support essential diagnostic services in Sub-Saharan Africa, and to identify constraints to strengthening laboratory worker capacity with a view to providing the World Health Organization (WHO) with the information it needs to address laboratory services for Universal Access to HIV, TB and Malaria diagnostic services in countries with severe Human Resources for Health crises.

The survey was conducted in three countries: Mainland United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire through visits to specific institutions including central laboratory administrations, training institutions, research institutions, and health facilities at various levels of the health care system, and use of structured checklists to guide interviews with selected officials.