The Enterovirus Reference Laboratory was established in 1994 and has played a major role in Australia’s commitment to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) program for the global eradication of poliomyelitis.
For more information : WHO polio eradication program
The laboratory is accredited by the WHO and has the following roles as a member of the global poliovirus laboratory network:
- national laboratory for Australia
- national laboratory for the Pacific Island countries
- national laboratory for Brunei Darussalam
- one of two regional reference laboratories for the Western Pacific region