In vitro diagnostics and laboratory technology

Guidance and training

The Prequalification Team - Diagnostics aims to provide guidance & specific training programmes for WHO Member States on a regional basis.

Areas to be covered

  • Advocacy and policy guidance for Ministries of Health and laboratory experts at regional and country level.

  • Training the "Trainers"
    • Quality Assurance
    • Biosafety
    • Organisation of EQAS
    • CD4+ Counting Skills

  • Country Project – An East African Initiative (AMREF) Implementation of Basic Operational Frameworks to improve the quality of laboratories in Kenya, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.


  • Newsletter Issue 10, Q2 2015
    pdf, 490kb

    This issue includes the new streamlined approach, abbreviated procedure, intersted in Ebola? Find our what the WHO PQ Dx team has been doing the field of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) IVDs.


    The 2015 Joint WHO-UNICEF-UNFPA meeting with pharmaceutical and diagnostics manufacturers and suppliers will be held in Copenhagen during the week of 23-27 November
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Contact us

Prequalification Team - Diagnostics
Regulation of Medicines and other Health Technologies
Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia
1211, Geneva 27