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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).