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The Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) is a network of international partners dedicated to accelerating and expanding access to quality assured laboratory services in response to the diagnostic challenges of TB, notably HIV-associated and drug-resistant TB. The GLI provides a focus for TB within the framework of a multi-faceted yet integrated approach to laboratory capacity strengthening.


New GLI Core Group Members

28 July 2021 - The Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) is happy to announce the election of three technical experts who joined the GLI Core Group this month: Alex Durena, Kristin Kremer and Tetsuhiro Sugamoto.

The many experiences and perspectives they bring to GLI will be of great benefit to continuing building and sustaining high-quality TB diagnostic networks and strengthening laboratory capacity at the country, regional and global level. For more information about the Core Group, please click here.

GLI core group collaborates with various partners on the development of the "Score TB Package"

26 May 2021 - GLI is pleased to announce the launch of the Score-TB package, a tool to help build quality-assured TB testing and management capacity utilizing the SLIPTA methodology. The Score TB Package combines TB test-specific Scorecards and the SLIPTA checklist in traditional and automated e-tool formats to facilitate user-friendly quality assessment of modern TB laboratories.

The Score-TB Package is intended to inform Ministry of Health officials, health facility and laboratory managers, donors, implementing partners, quality assurance personnel, programme managers and supervisory staff at national, regional and facility levels on international standards for delivering quality-assured TB testing and serve as a comprehensive, updated toolkit for quality management system assessment at individual TB laboratories. For more information, please click here.

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