The current status and opportunities for the future
This session will describe how well currently operating labs are meeting their objectives and what challenges they are encountering. Additionally, speakers will summarize current discussions in the area and ask if we are at the beginning of the next paradigm where countries are looking at new ways of achieving and maintaining the necessary containment.
Chair: Anwar Nasim (Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation [COMSTECH], Pakistan)
• Laboratory capacity, biosafety, and biosecurity in Africa: Gaps, goals, needs, and progress Willy Tonui (Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya)
• Current thinking and trends ahead Teck-Mean Chua (Asia-Pacific Biosafety Association, Singapore [Malaysia])