Monthly Archives: May

Laboratories are essential to health services within the context of clinical care and treatment programmes as well as for public health prevention and control initiatives. The need for laboratory support within the Caribbean region has grown exponentially with the increase in incidence and prevalence of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs) and HIV epidemic  and the need for

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A Guidance Document for the Application of ISO 15189:2003 to Medical Laboratories: English Dutch French Spanish

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In 2003, during the CAREC EU-funded project Strengthening of Medical Laboratory Services in the Caribbean, the Caribbean region agreed to adopt the international Standard, ISO 15189 as the Standard for medical laboratories within the region. In 2004, the Project developed Guidance Documents in English, Spanish, Dutch and French for implementation of ISO 15189. In reviewing

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Caribbean Ministers Endorse Regional Framework for National Laboratory Policy The 19th Special Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) held in Washington DC, 27-28 September, 2014 has endorsed an initiative to improve the laboratory environment which the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation is facilitating under its CARICOM-PANCAP Global Fund Programme. A team of regional experts, with

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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 collaborative partnerships. We have had successful partnerships with: CARICOM Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) Organisation of Eastern

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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 environments. As a result, CMLF is now well recognised as a key resource for building leadership and management capacity for preparing laboratory staff

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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. Emerging and existing infectious disease threats such as COVID19 and HIV, as well as existing non-communicable disease

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