Transformation of Laboratory Services
CMLF plays a critical role in leading the transformation of laboratory services within the Caribbean to achieve quality assured diagnostics and laboratory capacity that are critical to strong economies and to withstanding current and future public health threats.
Leadership and Technical Training
CMLF staff have tested and proven expertise in development and delivery of innovative competency-based training for building laboratory management, supervision and quality management skills within the Caribbean region and other resource limited areas.
CMLF has a demonstrated track record of successful project management, on-time and within budget project delivery. As a not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) CMLF is well respected regionally and internationally and has a history of regional and international partnerships.
Caribbean Med Labs Foundation
The Caribbean Med Labs Foundation, based in Trinidad and Tobago, is a non-governmental organisation established in response to a request from CARICOM Ministers of Health in June 2007.
The Ministers had requested continuation of the regional effort aimed at building and sustaining the highest quality medical laboratory services through an independent self-sustaining mechanism.
CMLF Core Objectives
The Caribbean Med Labs Foundation assists regional populations and governments as well as public and private laboratories by:
Laws and RegulationsAdvocating at the highest levels for the necessary laws and regulations for licensing of laboratories to ensure that standards are met;
Promoting DevelopmentPromoting the development of a regional environment supportive of high quality medical and public health laboratory services and blood safety;
Mobilising ResourcesMobilising resources for strengthening medical and public health laboratories and stakeholder institutions;
Training StaffTraining of laboratory staff to put systems in place to reduce laboratory error;
Conducting ResearchConducting research on the cost and impact of laboratory error.
Collaboration with StakeholdersCollaboration with our stakeholders is central to our philosophy and success.
In seeking to transform the delivery of medical laboratory services in the Caribbean region, the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation achieved all of it's deliverables.