The evaluation of the implementation of the international health regulations has revealed numerous deficiencies in the biosafety system in the laboratory, notably the absence of normative and regulatory texts. A biosafety assessment in the country’s top 10 laboratories (April 2017) also showed numerous laboratory deficiencies. This assessment mission was followed by a biosafety training week, and the development of a first version of a national biosafety guide. The purpose of the workshop was therefore to validate the biosafety guide for medical laboratories and to draft regulatory texts on biosafety / biosecurity.
This project is part of the US-CDC Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) initiative, aiming at helping countries and individuals improve laboratory networks, laboratory/epidemiology collaboration and contribute to updated IHR (2005) (IHR) implementation.
The project is funded by the African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) project in collaboration with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Laboratory Direction from Burkina Faso (DGPML).