A Global Healthcare Public Foundation (AGHPF) also commonly known as ‘‘The Foundation’’ is a United States of America based non-profit organization with Headquarters in the State of Maryland, USA.
Founded in August 2002, AGPHF is dedicated to improving the Quality of Life…” by providing high quality and sustainable services and strengthening quality systems for institutions and governments.
AGHPF is recognized internationally as a leader in laboratory systems strengthening. In the last 17 years, The Foundation has expanded to three divisions; Global Clinical Services, Global Healthcare Services and Global Initiative Award. To date, the Foundation has had a presence in over 15 countries on three continents (Africa, South and North America and Asia)
AGHPF provides technical assistance to strengthen quality systems and provides knowledge transfer in meeting internationally accepted standards in clinical laboratories, environment, health & occupational safety, risk management and management systems.
The Foundation is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified organisation with a faculty of experts that identifies the needs of laboratories at various healthcare levels and develops customised solutions to ensure effective and sustainable knowledge transfer to meet changing needs and evolving standards.
Strengthening Laboratory Systems towards Accreditation:
The renewed fight against HIV makes the need for quality laboratory services―even more critical in the response―especially with the global ‘90:90:90’ goals that call for 90% of all HIV-positive persons to be diagnosed, provide antiretroviral therapy (ART) for 90% of those diagnosed, and achieve viral suppression for 90% of those treated by 2020. Laboratories enable health workers to test and find the HIV positive people, and monitor their treatment through viral load monitoring.
For any laboratory seeking to attain or sustain accreditation, AGHPF aims to strengthen five elements that are core of Quality Management systems:
- Building capacity for document development, review and issuance towards ensuring measurement traceability
- Supporting maintenance and monitoring environment
- Training personnel
- Establishing and verifying acceptance testing for new equipment
- Ensuring that appropriate methods are used.