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Centre of excellence in laboratory sciences, epidemiology, disease surveillance, prevention and control


Provide scientific information to facilitate evidence-based policy decision and intervention to prevent, control, eliminate and eradicate diseases of public health concern.

  • Conduct surveillance on diseases of public health importance.
  • Conduct outbreak investigation and response.
  • Provide reference laboratory services for public health important diseases.
  • Monitor food and water for public health safety.
  • Monitor the quality of medicinal products.
  • Test narcotic and psychotropic substances.
  • Provide information on poison and its management.
  • Ensure quality assurance of laboratory services.
  • Conduct basic and applied research.
  • Develop the capacity of health professionals in laboratory science and epidemiology.