The objectives of the conference include:
- To x-ray the goals, programs and activities implementation of the GHSA, and how these have helped strengthened the capacity of medical laboratories in public health and clinical settings, to rapidly detect, and transparently report disease outbreaks in Nigeria, or otherwise, in the last 5 years;
- To galvanize attention of the government and people from key GHSA sectors, to the GHSA goals and how these can serve as veritable platforms and opportunities for a strengthened medical laboratory networks in sub-Saharan Africa.
- To engage medical laboratory, public heath, global health experts to propose strategic steps and systems strengthening priorities for medical laboratories that are essential to achieve the goals and aspirations of the GHSA.
- To create fora and opportunities for networking and collaboration between local and international experts on GHSA, medical laboratory scientists, public and global health practitioners, researchers, captains of industries, policy makers , laboratory product manufacturers and vendors, and health services and products consumers.