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3 Assessments of Needs, Challenges, and Resources (Plenary Session)
Pages 27-30

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... These include safe containment lab capacity, biosafety and disease surveillance equipment, diagnostic reagents that are handled and stored properly, trained staff, training opportunities, reliable utility service, and a regulatory framework for biosafety.
From page 28...
... Dr. Reed also addressed the benefits of recipients developing a national implementation plan that balances human and animal disease efforts, creates a national regulatory framework, focuses on laboratory consolidation rather than expansion, emphasizes international collaborative relationships, and identifies funding for creating a professional biosafety society and national biosafety training centers.
From page 29...
... She noted a lack of national policies and regulatory mechanisms for biosafety; a lack of systems for biorisk assessment at both the national and laboratory level; challenges in finding time for staff, including biosafety officers, to devote to safety functions; limited adoption and monitoring of safety standards; and limited access to BSL-3 facilities. Furthermore, while approximately half the respondents indicated that their country had a formal laboratory network, rarely did the networks include animal testing labs, and formal collaborations between Ministries of Health and Agriculture on zoonotic diseases were uncommon.
From page 30...
... Several encouraged countries to examine how containment labs fit in with their national public health priorities.

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