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Mission: To improve the quality of health care service by establishing quality laboratory system and building the capacity of national and regional clinical and public health reference laboratories

Vision: To be center of excellence in quality laboratory services in Africa


•Increase and maintain quality assured laboratories,
•Enhance laboratory quality management system implementation, and
•Strengthening laboratory capacity for referral and backup testing services.

Major activities:

•Enroll laboratories for strengthening laboratory management towards accreditation (SLMTA),
•Enable laboratories to achieve ISO 15189/ 17025 accreditation,
•Capacity building for national external quality assurance programs,
•Strengthen regional external quality assurance programs,
•Evaluation/ Validation of Equipment and supplies,
•Implementation of Laboratory quality assurance,
•Laboratory infrastructure/ system development,
•Strengthening Biosafety and Biosecurity system,
•Strengthen national systems for referral specimen transportation and result delivery,
•Strengthen backup testing services,
•Capacitate clinical, public health and emergency diagnostic services, and
•Provide laboratory in-service training.

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Telephone: 01122758331