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GHD/EMPHNET Supports Strengthened Biorisk Management for Public and Animal Health Laboratories in Yemen
    GHD/EMPHNET Supports Strengthened Biorisk Management for Public and Animal Health Laboratories in Yemen
    November 11, 2019   |  Yemen

    GHD/EMPHNET conducted a training workshop between October 13 and 17, 2019, in Amman and Irbid in Jordan on biorisk management for twenty-two laboratory professionals from Yemen. This workshop was conducted in close coordination with the Yemen ministries of health and agriculture and the Princess Haya Biotechnology Center of Jordan.

    The training focused on biorisk management concepts and best practices, including risk assessment as well as risk mitigation and performance. The training’s sessions were facilitated by experts from both Jordan and Yemen and were aimed to assist public health and veterinary laboratory professionals in developing a biorisk management plan.

    By the end of the training, participants expressed that they became familiar  with  the importance of an efficient biorisk management system. Issues they cited included biosafety and biosecurity best practices, pathogen inventory, and waste management. As well, they learned more about international standards and guidelines relevant to biorisk management, dual use- related issues, and bioethics in research.

    GHD and EMPHNET Support Strengthened Biorisk Management for Public and Animal Health Laboratories in Yemen (2)

    This training comes under GHD/EMPHNET’s project on “Strengthening Laboratory Biorisk Management Practices for Public Health and Veterinary Laboratories in Yemen.” This project aims at addressing identified training needs and deficiencies, consequently building a national network of biosafety experts in Yemen capable of making necessary improvements.