Report of the Second Meeting of the European Tuberculosis Laboratory Initiative



With the support of the Governments of Belgium and the Netherlands and the United States Agency for
International Development, the second meeting of the European Tuberculosis Laboratory Initiative was
held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 7–8 October 2013, hosted and conducted by the WHO Regional Office
for Europe. Key focuses of the event were providing a general overview of progress in developing and
implementing TB laboratory development plans in the Region and exchanging experiences between
countries; identifying challenges in scaling up rapid M/XDR-TB detection; and suggesting ways to address
and overcome the challenges in scaling up the rapid detection of M/XDR-TB.