The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says strengthening medical laboratory systems is key to quality health care. Welcoming Laboratory Managers and Quality Assurance Officers from across the country to a laboratory leadership and quality management workshop in Lusaka, U.S. CDC Zambia Deputy Associate Director for Programs Dr. Mary Boyd commended the Ministry of Health for their leadership and vision to support a long-term sustainable response to laboratory services.

“The U.S. Government is delighted to be a part of this continued partnership to create strong, effective public health systems. Our training of 16 Laboratory Managers and 16 Quality Assurance Officers is an important beginning that will ultimately put Zambia on the international map for quality laboratory services.”

Dr Boyd noted that medical laboratories have a direct impact on aspects of patient care including quality of care, patient safety, resource use, and customer satisfaction. “In Zambia, like in other resource-limited countries, there is an urgent need to strengthen laboratory systems and services to conform to international standards (ISO 15189 standard for medical laboratories).”

U.S. CDC, through the U.S. PEPFAR program, has been supporting the Zambian government to improve the standard and quality of laboratory services through various strengthening activities including the one week leadership training taking place in Lusaka July 17- 20, 2017. The workshop is a kick-off meeting that will culminate into a nine-month-long online training with the University of Washington and University of British Columbia for Laboratory Managers and Quality Assurance Officers. U.S. CDC is funding the training and mentorship that will continue throughout the program period.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners, U.S. CDC has made substantive contributions to strengthening the quality and improving the efficiency of laboratory service.

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    • How can you have a black person as a scientist ?

      Einstein is turning in his grave.

      President Lungu needs allow expatriates from other countries especially to override the circus going on with these labaratoties in zambia.

      A white man is genetically superior to a black man FACT

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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  1. ni wenye,na DONALD,health care plan to repeal obama care collapsed and he has cut all foreign funding,why cant lungu stop white collar theft which he has embark on,always in the sky,he is a vulture bird for sure.VINABWILA MOCHENDWA ZIONA

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  2. No shame at all these beggars yet they have $20 million to spend on a market…I wonder how much the rent would paid by the tenants in such a building where you are selling kapenta.

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  3. What about closing all the dirty food joints in Lusaka? .Make sure food servers are trained and certified cuz most food joints serve food poisoning.

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  4. Comment:@ Jay Jay, I don’t get you, where would you want the money to be spent, to build you an indoor pool, the recreation of the market is a must, these are our parents who have no other income apart from what they make in the market, the market which is believed to have been gutted by unknown selfish individuals was supporting more than 1000 marketeers, it means the income helped more than 3000 family members, the market generates about 50,000 tax daily and should be a must to build. I approve this message ( breaker)

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  5. You have to donate equipment. Training people only on theory part is not going to translate into effectiveness. A waste of time and money.

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