Viral Load Specimen Referral Network Report—Zambia

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John Snow, Inc., 2016

This assessment aimed to understand the current viral load specimen referral networks in Zambia under the Ministry of Health’s laboratory network and to provide recommendations on a proposed viral load specimen referral network for the Zambian Defence Force (ZDF) Medical Service to implement. The report notes challenges as well as opportunities to improve the system, and in addition looks at equipment availability, transport mechanisms, quality assurance, and coordination among networks, and offers considerations for scale-up.