Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri (PHL-IdC)

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About us

The Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri (PHL-IdC) is an integral part of the local health care system in Zanzibar, and a reference centre for monitoring and evaluation of national control programs for endemic diseases and implementing related operational research and studies.

The PHL-IdC run through a Public Private Partnership, It works closely with the Ministry of Health- Zanzibar and the Ivo de Carneri Foundation (Milan, Italy) and WHO. It collaborates with national and International scientific institutions to implement global strategies of disease surveillance and control.

The PHL-IdC’s premises are located in Wawi, in the district of Chake Chake, which is one of the four districts of Pemba island.

In more than 14 years of activities, PHL-IdC has become one of the referral centres in Sub- Saharan Africa for the control of endemic diseases.

Its position as WHO Collaborating Centre gives special emphasis to the study and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, including schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis.

PHL-IdC is well equipped, has competent staff and can carry out efficiently operational research trials that could support decision making and priority setting in the local health policy strategy, and provide innovative and evidence-based information to the international scientific community.

PHL-IdC is willing to expand its research activities through new international links and collaboration, and to offer its infrastructure and personnel to assist visiting researchers.

Research Capacity and Excellence

Focus on fighting Neglected Tropical Diseases and Intensify people's health since 2000

  • Research in human health

Research programmes