Genomic surveillance and building up next generation sequencing capacity

WHO Public Health Laboratories knowledge sharing webinars

Date/Time: 20 April 2022 at 11:00 (CEST)


In this webinar, co-hosted by WHO and FIND, we will discuss the current sequencing capacity for SARS-CoV-2, global initiatives to strengthen genomic surveillance, and in particular the global Strategy launched by WHO on 31st March 2022, and learn from the experiences of Botswana and Bangladesh on building next generation sequencing capacity.

We will welcome:

Dr Lisa Carter (WHO HQ)
Dr Anita Suresh (FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics)
Dr Senjuti Saha (Director & Scientist, Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF), Bangladesh)
Dr Sikhulile Moyo (Laboratory Director of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, Botswana)

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.