Public-Private Partnership Helps Build HIV/AIDS Laboratory Capacity In Africa

CDC’s “Global HIV/AIDS”: Confronting an Overlooked Challenge to Help Fight Disease in Africa
This blog post discusses the challenge of weak laboratory capacity in African nations and the importance of strengthening the systems to help treat HIV/AIDS. “…To overcome this major health challenge, in 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), PEPFAR, and Becton Dickinson (BD) joined forces with Ministries of Health in four African countries. The results of this innovative partnership, known as Labs for Life, will be released this week for the first time in Washington, D.C. Details of the partnership, including country-specific case studies, are featured in this month’s Journal of Infectious Diseases…” (4/19).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.