Biosecurity training event held in the Philipinnes

A biosecurity training event organized by France Expertise Internationale (FEI) was recently held in Muntilumpa City, Philippines.

The course was held under the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CoE) initiative, according to a United Nations press release.

The training, which was aimed at ensuring the compliance of medical laboratories with international standards, was led by Siripan Wongwanich, an expert working to implement the EU project in Southeast Asia on behalf of FEI. Participants from the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine and the University of the Philippines attended the course.

The course also sought to deepen the participants' knowledge and expertise in the fields of biosecurity and biosafety. Attendees were trained in how to prepare documents in compliance with international standards and to carry out onsite laboratory audits.

The training was followed by a ceremony attended by representatives from the University of the Philippines Manila and the South East Asia Regional Secretariat.

The CoE initiative is funded by the EU in cooperation with the U.N. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute and was developed with the technical support of international and regional organizations. The effort involves 47 countries in eight regions of the world.