Strengthening Laboratory Policy in Côte d’Ivoire

In 2017, Côte d’Ivoire’s National Public Health Reference Laboratory (LNSP) and I-TECH convened a series of strategic planning meetings with the objective of reviewing and updating the vision, mission, and objectives of the previous National Laboratory Strategic Plan. These meetings and collaboration with various partners resulted in a revised plan, the 2017-2022 National Laboratory Strategic Plan.

The five-year strategic plan was agreed upon by representatives from key ministry structures, donors, and other stakeholders with influence on the laboratory system. Their joint actions resulted in a common mission: “To provide a biological diagnosis of quality to the populations living in Côte d’Ivoire by using reliable tests, carried out according to national and international guidelines, in compliance with quality assurance procedures, biosafety procedures, biosecurity and bioethics.”