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ABOUT CelebrateLAB® West Africa

What’s driving the improvement of the diagnostic environment and research opportunities in West Africa

Public-Private Partnerships
+ West Africa is a fertile ground for responding to emerging threats regionally and beyond. It is also home to a base of laboratory professionals, clinicians and researchers who are critical to an emerging environment.
+ Strengthening West Africa’ s intellectual capital will ensure high quality clinical research, laboratory services, and better health outcomes.  
+ The region is well positioned to support the tasks of creating the right environment to support clinical research and diagnostics, and vaccines manufacturing. 
+ West Africa is also home to top research institutions including Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Ghana, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical
medicine (KCCR) – Ghana, Navrongo Health Research Centre (NHRC) – Ghana, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research – Ghana, Kintampo Health Research Center – Ghana, University of Ghana, Redeemer University – Nigeria, University of Calabar – Nigeria, Institute of  Human Virology – Nigeria, University of Ibadan – Nigeria, Institute of Research – Senegal, Institut Pasteur – Senegal, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital – Ghana. 

CelebrateLAB® WILL

+ Provide a venue for stakeholders across W. Africa to access information of importance to Laboratory Systems Strengthening (LSS).
+ Provide continuing education to clinical laboratory and research professionals.
+ Network and share best practices across the W. Africa region.
+ Develop public-private partnerships to enhance an environment for innovation.
+ Strengthen labor-force for cross border trade in skills, knowledge, and experience. 
+ Showcase vendors and suppliers to share expertise and technology best suited for W. Africa.
+ Provide a venue for knowledge sharing in clinical and research best practices.

Conference Components
Plenary Sessions
Keynote Speakers
Concurrent Workshops
Networking Breaks/Lunch

WHO SHOULD ATTEND CelebrateLAB® Conference

Laboratory Professionals in Public & Private Sectors
Policy makers
Stakeholders focused in Lab Systems Strengthening (LSS)
Research Scientists
Regulatory Stakeholders

WHY ATTEND CelebrateLAB® Conference

+ Learn about the most recent laboratory advances and innovations
+ Connect with colleagues from across Africa
+ Visit with international global health experts
+ Gain continuing education credits
+ Help shape collaborations between laboratories and clinicians
+ Contribute to strengthening African health systems and laboratory networks

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