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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

  • VIP Opening Ceremony
  • Company and Research Pitches
  • One-on-One Meeting Rooms
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Exhibitions
  • Concurrent Workshops
  • Networking Breaks/Lunch

WHO SHOULD ATTEND CelebrateLAB® Conference

  • Laboratory and Research Professionals in the Public & Private Sectors
  • Academia
  • Companies
  • Research Scientists
  • Pathologists
  • Clinicians
  • Vendors/Suppliers
  • 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