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Table 1 Diagnostic laboratories participating in the EQA session on malaria microscopy

From: External quality assessment of malaria microscopy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Participants Provinces Estimated % nationwide coverage
Bas-Congo Kinshasa Province Orientale Katanga Total
Provincial Reference Laboratories 1 1 1 1 11* 100,0
Hospitals 24 32 4 12 72 9.9
Referral Health Centres 22 11 0 3 36 1.0**
Health Centres 6 1 32 5 44  
Private Laboratories 0 10 0 1 11 N.D.
Total 53 55 37 22 174 1.9
  1. * Including the Provincial Reference Laboratories of the other seven provinces in DRC
  2. ** Combined on a total of 8,266 centres
  3. N.D. = no data2