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We would like to draw your attention to this great article by our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM):
Integration of Tiered Networks within Public Health Institutes: The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) Experience
From the article: In the last decade, Ethiopia has achieved numerous public health successes, among them early attainment of health-related Millennium Development Goals, a strong tuberculosis (TB) management programme, and progress toward eradication of Guinea worm disease. Many of these successes are owed to health outreach in the community, but the ongoing development of strong national institutions is crucial to support healthcare at the community level. The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is one such institution, and a close look at its practices can help other central institutions promote public health through integration with national laboratory systems.
You can read the full article by clicking on this link.