internationally-accredited lab facilities
The CVD-Mali microbiology and molecular biology laboratory is registered with and participates in the World Health Organization’s External Quality Assurance Program (WHO EQAP). It has International Air Transport Association (IATA) accreditation and IATA certified personnel to conduct both local and international shipments of biological samples.
The CVD-Mali laboratory also has capacity for temporary and long-term storage of biological samples at ‐20°C and ‐80°C with a constant electricity supply. The cold chain storage facility is monitored 24 hours a day and seven days a week by the electrical and refrigeration unit at the Center. The laboratory also has an efficient laboratory information management system for barcode generation, sample labelling, storage and tracking.