WHO Infectious Substances Shippers Training

18–20 December 2017, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

A 3-day WHO Infectious Substances Shipping Training (ISST) course for laboratory specialists and managers will take place on 18–20 December 2017, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The WHO Country Office in Kyrgyzstan is organizing the training in collaboration with WHO Europe’s Better Labs for Better Health initiative.

The ISST course will train and certify shippers in the use of the international transport regulations covering infectious substances from laboratories. It emphasizes the categorization of these substances and 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.