Expanded programme on immunization

Measles and rubella laboratory network

The WHO measles and rubella laboratory network in the Western Pacific Region consists of one global specialized laboratory (GSL) in Japan, three regional reference laboratories (RRLs) in Australia, China and Hong Kong (China), 16 national laboratories (NLs), 31 provincial laboratories and 331 prefecture laboratories in China, two subnational laboratories in Viet Nam, and one subnational laboratory in Malaysia. With the addition of these three subnational laboratories in 2011, the total number of measles and rubella network laboratories has grown to 385 in the Region.

Regional framework