As part of the revised IHR requirements, WHO aims at supporting Member States efforts to enhance their capacity to detect, confirm and report public health events in a safe, timely and reliable manner by laboratory testing.

WHO has developed several technical resources and training materials designed to support laboratory workforce development in a number of key areas. Please see the descriptions below for our current offering of online training modules and training package materials.

More information on WHO laboratory services

WHO helps countries by advising them on establishing or accessing laboratory services, specimen transport systems, biorisk management and laboratory quality systems, in order to meet their commitments under IHR. Please click on the link below to find out more information on WHO laboratory services: