Strengthening Laboratory Systems and Networks


Quality Assurance Training

Capacity Building: Lab QA, QA HIV

Pipettes Calibration

Part of Professional calibration of laboratory equipment


Education programme on building PT Panel

Quality laboratory services remain the backbone of health systems, and they are critical in disease surveillance, pandemic preparedness and response. GHSS is strengthening various aspects of laboratory quality management systems, including:

Audit of Medical Laboratories

Capacity building of laboratory staff enrolled in the Strengthening Laboratory Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) using the tool, Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA)

Imbedded and intermittent mentorship

Lab Quality Assurance (QA)

Integrated Laboratory Information System (ILIS)

Equipment Maintenance & Calibration (EMC)

The SLMTA programme seeks to develop capacity and strengthen laboratory services, networks and systems in Cameroon and beyond. SLMTA is being implemented in over 32 laboratories. Five laboratories in the SLMTA Programme including the Medical Analysis Laboratory of Centre Pasteur Cameroon in Yaoundé have been accredited to ISO 15189 standards. Over nine other laboratories have undergone African Society For Laboratory Medicine-Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement. Over 357 lab staff have also been trained on SLMTA.