Diagnostic laboratory services are an essential part of any health system. In the tropics, where infectious diseases are abundant, a well-functioning laboratory is especially important. 

Despite significant technical advances in laboratory sciences, the state of many diagnostic labs in developing countries hasn't changed for decades.

Although definitely challenging at times..  lab science is not as complicated as most people believe:
With a minimum of investment, providing the right mix of training and capacity building, any poorly functioning or badly equipped diagnostic lab can be improved enormously within months. 

Tropical Medicine Laboratory Consultancy, TropMedLab for short, offers a range of
services to significantly boost the performance of diagnostic laboratories specialized in tropical medicine, particularly those that do malaria, tuberculosis- and HIV-related testing.