National Health Laboratory Accreditation Committee Workshop Based on ISO 17011:2017 & ISO 15189:2012, March 2nd – 6th 2020

AGHPF in collaboration with Uganda’s Ministry of Health through the Department of National Health Laboratory Diagnostic Services (NHLDS) will run the National Health Laboratory Accreditation Committee (NHLAC) Workshop Based on ISO 17011:2017 and ISO 15189:2012, for 30 members to this Committee from March 2nd to 6th 2020.

One of the intended outcomes for the NHLAC workshop is to work with Ministry of Health/NHLDS and other stakeholders to develop the roadmap for sustainability of laboratory accreditation to ensure country ownership and sustainability.

This activity is part of the processes for setting up an accreditation sustainability mechanism, where Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Trade, Industries and Cooperatives (MTIC) are setting up a National Conformity Assessment Body for accreditation of medical laboratories to ISO 15189 standard.

Since 2016, AGHPF has been providing technical assistance to strengthen the Quality of Laboratory Services in Uganda by supporting implementation of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in various medical laboratories.