Biosafety is the safe working practices associated with handling of biological materials, particularly infectious agents.
It addresses containment principles, technologies and practices that are implemented to prevent
the unintentional exposure to pathogens and toxins, or their accidental release.
Responsible laboratory practices, including protection, control and accountability for valuable
biological materials will help prevent their unauthorized access, loss, theft, misuse, diversion or intentional release.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean provides
technical support to Member States in developing biorisk management strategies to minimize risks of infections
through safe and secure practices in laboratory and transport environments in a cost-effective manner.