Collaborating partners: CVL counts on four collaborating laboratories in the country: The Agricultural Laboratory, Analytical Laboratory Services, Gammams Laboratory City of Windhoek, and Namwater Laboratory. Collaborating laboratories outside the country are the Botswana Vaccine Institute (BVI), Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (OVI) in South Africa, the South African Bureau of Standards, the IAEA‐ Seiberdorf laboratory in Vienna, Austria, VLA in the United Kingdom, Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Italia in Teramo (IZSTE), Italy and several others. Samples for which the CVL does not have the analytical capacity are sent to subcontracted accredited laboratories.
Priorities/Recommendations Short Term :
CVL should indentified
undergo a systematic analysis (OIE‐Gap Analysis) in order to address
the weaknesses all need to be
examined and a determination must be made as to focus services on the most important for the overall Medium / Long Term : As part of the implementation from a Gap Analysis, services in the region north of the VCF.
how to prioritise the resource needs and how to support of the DVS.
consideration should be given to strengthen the