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Monday 1 October 2018
The Global Laboratory Initiative Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening

This week we suggest to read "The Global Laboratory Initiative. GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening".


The Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) has released the GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening, providing the latest practical guidance on implementation of WHO recommendations and international best practices for TB laboratory strengthening.

This document is an updated version of the GLI Guide for Providing Technical Support to TB Laboratories published in 2015.

In addition to providing guidance on the use of newly WHO-recommended diagnostics in model algorithms, the GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening also describes the most recent guidance in key technical areas, including quality assurance and quality management systems, specimen collection and registration, procurement and supply-chain management, biosafety, diagnostics connectivity, data management, human resources, strategic planning and other topics.

Providers of technical assistance may also use the guide as a reference for available resources and tools, with easy access to hyperlinked source materials.


AUTHORS: Wayne van Gemert, Heidi Albert, Thomas Shinnick, Heather Alexander, Martina Casenghi, Lucilaine Ferrazoli, Levan Gagnidze, Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira, Amy Piatek, Alena Skrahina, Khairunisa Suleiman, Elisa Tagliani, Sabira Tahseen, Nguyen Van Hung, Maarten van Cleeff, Zenda Berrada, Edward Desmond, Robert Ferguson, Sally Liska, William Murtaugh, Christopher R. Peter, Errin Rider, David Warshauer, Heidi Albert, Kathleen England, Heather Alexander, Amy Piatek, Christopher Gilpin, Alexei Korobitsyn, Diego Zallocco.

To read the practical guide, click here.