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What we do

The BU-LABNET seeks to improve quality diagnosis in the African region by;

  • Ensuring all laboratories in the network utilize standardized procedures for PCR-based diagnostic of Buruli ulcer ;
  • Implementing an External Quality Assurance (EQA) program for PCR laboratories in the network through a centralized coordinating system ;
  • Enhanced quality of data reported by WHO in Africa ;
  • Providing training and support for laboratories in the sub-region ;
  • Enhancing knowledge sharing, conduct collaborative research to improve diagnostic approaches for BU and integrate other neglected tropical skin diseases (NTDs) in the PCR based platform for case confirmation in the different laboratories of the network.