Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
AQA assured the management and logistics of the Workshop on "Expanding and accelerating access to tuberculosis
diagnostics and laboratory services". The workshop was jointly organised by WHO Regional Office for Europe, WHO
Country Office Moldova in collaboration with WHO Global Laboratory Initiative (WHO-GLI) Headquarters, Geneva and
Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Geneva.
Scope and Purpose of the workshop: To create a platform where technical and funding partners, representatives from
the National Reference Laboratories and the Supranational Reference Laboratories are sharing common views,
experiences and plans for addressing the challenges of diagnostics and laboratory services in TB control
Participants: The meeting brought together the National TB Program Managers and the heads of National Reference
Laboratories (NRLs) from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, the heads of Supranational Reference Laboratories from Borstel
(Germany) and London (UK), WHO-EURO, WHO-GLI, FIND representatives and other partners working in partnership to
address the challenges of TB laboratory diagnostics and services in the Eastern European Regions.