Re-purposing ILRI labs to support national COVID-19 testing in Kenya
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has a rich history of research in animal health biotechnology, including molecular diagnostics. ILRI has invested in different levels of biosecure facilities, including a high-containment biosafety level 3 laboratory. The generic nature of ILRI’s modern bioscience facilities and expertise allowed for rapid re-purposing of laboratories for COVID-19 testing under safe and secure conditions. ILRI’s investment in COVID-19 testing in Kenya is evidence of the application of One Health in disease prevention and control.