PEPFAR to lead the Labs for life along with partners

Friday, July 27th, 2012 1:27:21 by

The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), led by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the U.S. Department of State, and Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), a leading global medical technology company,
today announced Labs for Life, a new collaboration to help strengthen healthcare and laboratory systems in the developing world along with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The new collaboration, valued at $20 million, builds on a prior five-year public-private partnership between PEPFAR and BD that focused on improving overall laboratory systems and services in sub-Saharan African countries severely
affected by HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Labs for Life will include Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique and also expand outside of Africa to India.

A five-year agreement, Labs for Life builds on the success of the initial laboratory strengthening program.

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