Under the scope of the European Union Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative (EU CBRN CoE) Project 53 (P53) the Ministry of Public Health, Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan conducted a training on “Fundamentals of Bio-safety and Spill treatment” last 22-23 June 2018. The participants of the training were technical heads of regional level laboratories, biosafety managers, department heads of the CPHL and medical technologists.
The training was successfully completed carrying out practical work on spill treatment and work inside biosafety cabinets of the CPHL bacteriology department and implementation of biosafety regulations. The trainees expressed their satisfaction with the training, and requested additional more extensive training.
Project 53 is funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC). P53 is implemented in cooperative manner between National Teams of Experts (NTEs) of the partner countries, ISTC and an EU Team of Experts (ToE), which were contracted by the ISTC to provide expert support for the implementation of P53. The ToE is a UK-led consortium (SCJS) of international legislative experts (VERTIC), and bio-safety and bio-security training experts (PHE, RIVM). The purpose of P53 is to strengthen the legal framework and to provide specialized training on bio-safety and bio-security in the partner countries of Central Asia.