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From our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) - The Role of Public Health Institutes in Achieving Public Health Goals

ASLM recently sat down with Dr. Abiba Kere Banla, Director of the Togo National Institute of Hygiene (Institut Nationale d’Hygiène – INH) in Lomé, to discuss the Institute’s push to assure quality and achieve accreditation. The INH, whose main roles include ensuring public sanitation, performing immunisations, and promoting laboratory-based disease diagnosis and research, is in the process of joining with the central epidemiological service towards the creation of a National Public Health Institute (NPHI). The role of the Togolese NPHI will be to provide central guidance and competence to efforts focused on the achievement of significant, country-wide public health goals. Read the whole article by clicking here