Training on PCR diagnosis of leishmaniasis, Madrid, Spain

In the framework of the “Activities on leishmanisis in Albania”, supported by WHO , during the period of 24 September – 14 October 2017 a specialist of the field from the Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania, conducted a training on PCR diagnosis of leishmaniasis. This training took place in Laboratory for Reference and Research in Parasitology at the National Centre for Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, in Madrid, Spain under the supervision of Dr Carmen Chicharro and Dr Javier Moreno. The main achievement was the training in the techniques for the diagnosis of human and canine leishmaniasis, PCR amplification, DNA/RNA extraction and electrophoresis