WHO Infectious Substances Shipping Training

15–17 November 2017, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

A 3-day WHO Infectious Substances Shipping Training (ISST) for laboratory specialists and managers will take place on 15–17 November 2017 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. The WHO Country Office in Tajikistan is organizing the training in collaboration with WHO/Europe’s Better Labs for Better Health initiative.

The ISST course trains and certifies shippers in the international transport regulations covering infectious substances from laboratories. It places an emphasis on the categorization of these substances and on the requirements for their packaging, labelling, documentation and refrigeration.

The course concludes with a test. Trainees who pass it will receive a certificate recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association that is valid for 24 months.