PS Harry Kimtai has said that an efficient laboratory service is an integral part of epidemio-surveillance system required for prevention, detection and response to disease outbreaks. Kimtai said this today when he officially launched the National Veterinary Laboratories manual and the National Veterinary laboratories strategic plan at Sarova Stanley Hotel,Nairobi.
He said efficient Veterinary laboratory services will also enhance food safety and quality and will make the Livestock sector realize its full potential to contribute to poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods in Kenya through Livestock laboratory diagnosis.
This will open up the international markets by ensuring compliance with World Trade Organization standards (WTO)and increaee Kenya’s competitive index in the international Livestock and Livestock products markets. The function was attended by various representatives from international organisations, parastatals, Corporations, county directors etc.