Strengthening laboratory capacity for diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases – A 10-day practical course

Date: 10‒21 June 2019 Venue: Public Health Laboratory Ivo De Carneri - Chake-Chake Pemba, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania In order to enhance the capacity of laboratory personnel on the diagnosis of selected NTDs, including  providing a leadership role in research and monitoring & evaluation of infectious disease programmes, PHL-IdC – in collaboration with the Ivo de Carneri Foundation ( and with support from the World Health Organization ( – is organizing a training course on the diagnosis of schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiases, lymphatic filariasis, leprosy, dengue fever, rabies and diarrhoeal diseases, with a focus on good laboratory practice (GLP), notably quality assurance (QA), quality control (QC) and adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs).   The objective of the course is to build on skills relevant to in-field laboratory procedures, which shall permit the diagnosis of NTDs in endemic countries. The training will be directed to laboratory personnel based in such countries.   How to apply Information on the course is available on the websites of PHL-IdC (, Ivo de Carneri Foundation (, and WHO ( Interested applicants should send an email to by Friday 24 May 2019. The email should explain the motivations supporting the application, and an updated curriculum vitae should be attached. The email should also mention if the applicant is interested in obtaining a sponsorship.   For more information: click here   Organization and cost of the course; click here  For information:  Ivo de Carneri Foundation Onlus   Tel. +39.02.28900393 email:   Link to the WHO page:

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