Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology

Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology (DLT)

The goal of the Diagnostics and Laboratory Technology team is to promote and facilitate access to safe, reliable and appropriate diagnostic technologies and laboratory services in an equitable manner through:

  • Prequalification of diagnostics for high burden diseases;

  • Capacity building of national regulatory authorities and national reference laboratories;

  • Facilitation of procurement of affordable and appropriate diagnostics;

  • Policy, guidance and advocacy to Member States;

  • Provision of quality assurance programmes to countries;

  • Training and technical support including country projects.


"Accelerated progress further depends on broad investments in human resources and health infrastructures, including procurement systems and supply chains, and laboratory services."
Dr Margaret Chan Director-General of the World Health Organization Remarks at the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, New York, June 2008

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Contact us

Prequalification Team - Diagnostics
Regulation of Medicines and other Health Technologies
Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products
(HIS/EMP/RHT/PQT)
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211, Geneva 27
Switzerland
diagnostics@who.int