Consultation on laboratory capacity building for malaria diagnosis in the EU/EEA

12 Feb 2013 - 13 Feb 2013

The consultation aimed to assess the needs and requirements of laboratory capacity building initiatives for malaria parasite laboratory testing in the EU/EEA.​

The consultation aimed in particular to:

  •   collect information on the epidemiological situation of malaria in the EU/EEA;
  •   review the current available malaria parasite tests used in the EU/EEA and select best practices;
  •   define needs for laboratory capacity building initiatives and ways to address them; 
  •   agree on an action plan for malaria laboratory capacity building in the EU/EEA.

Malaria laboratory experts and experts in external quality assessments participated in the meeting.

A satellite expert meeting was held to discuss blood donation issues: donation screening for malaria and its application for blood safety measures.​