• Design, validate, and standardize laboratory algorithms for the diagnosis and surveillance of arboviral diseases. 
  • Promote regional evaluation and standardization of reagents and protocols as well as the validation of commercial kits, at national and regional level. 
  • Strength training of human resources from national reference laboratories 
  • Implement a research agenda based on the priority areas identified.  
  • Implement quality assurance system in national laboratories as well as in countries networks.  
  • Integrate all available scientific and technical capabilities in the Region to facilitate a timely response during outbreaks or epidemics and contingencies due to a newly or re-emerging arboviruses.