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ZIG 4: Public Health Laboratory Support

Heinz Ellerbrok

In order to quickly identify and respond to disease outbreaks, health systems rely on sound diagnostic capability, which is insufficient in many countries. The unit focuses on improving laboratory capacities worldwide.


  • Setting up and updating laboratory capacity abroad
  • Running training courses for laboratory staff in Germany and on the ground
  • Developing best practices for quality management and biosecurity
  • Collaborating on setting up mobile laboratories home and abroad
  • Supporting outbreak response abroad

Date: 18.06.2019