Evaluation of Impact of CBEP Training Activities on the Performance of Targeted Laboratories in Afghanistan

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Over the course of 25 months (January 1, 2014-January 31, 2016), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) assisted the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to enhance biosecurity and biosafety (BS&S) standards and procedures, as well as to strengthen the ability to detect, diagnose, and report outbreaks of infectious disease, especially those associated with select agents, in accordance with WHO International Health Regulations (IHR) and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) guidelines.

CBEP has three main objectives in Afghanistan:

  1. To identify and address gaps in the human and animal public health systems;
  2. Enhance biosafety and biosecurity (BS&S) standards and procedures;
  3. Strengthen the ability of human and animal public health laboratories to detect, diagnose, and report outbreaks of infectious disease, especially those associated with EDPs, in accordance with the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations and World Organization for Animal Health guidelines.

The purpose of this assessment is to measure the impact of CBEP activities/health interventions on the performance of laboratory biorisk operations in targeted labs in Afghanistan. The assessment offers a rapid evaluation of the program's accomplishments with Human Health Labs during the period of April-June 2014, as compared with April-June 2015.

Publication Date 
January 2016
Authors 
URC, CBEP
Resource Type 
Evaluation and Assessment Reports
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