January 2019 LabCoP ECHO Session Presentation: Innovative Public-Private Partnerships for Global Laboratory System Strengthening to Accelerate Epidemic Control


January 24, 2019

This presentation by Dr. Ritu Shrivastava from the International Laboratory Branch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers free online, didactic and in-person resources available for global system strengthening through three public-private partnerships (PPP).

These partnerships between the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and three private entities (Becton Dickinson and Company, Siemens Healthineers and Roche Diagnostics) are critical to improving competency of HIV test providers (1st of UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets), building specimen referral and result reporting systems (2nd 90), and strengthening systems and improving efficiencies to scale up viral load and early infant diagnosis programs (3rd 90).