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About Us

Who We Are

The World Health Organization (WHO) has set at least 70% PCR confirmation rate as target for countries to meet, yet most countries in the African region have not been able to reach this target. Rather, the rate of confirmation has been declining; and this is due to, amongst other factors, low PCR confirmation in a number of these endemic countries.

Also, since the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Antwerp in Belgium discontinued the external quality assessment (EQA) program in March 2019, it was thus imperative that a novel EQA program be rapidly... READ MORE

Our Work

  • What we do

    What we do

    The BU-LABNET seeks to improve quality diagnosis in the African region by ensuring all laboratories in the network utilize standardized
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  • Mission & Vision

    Mission & Vision

    The BU-LABNET is a network of Buruli ulcer PCR laboratories in the African endemic region, committed to improving the PCR
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  • Where we work

    Where we work

    The BU-LABNET currently works in 12 laboratories of 9 African countries, however we aim at gradually adding other African endemic
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