Attached is a presentation made at the PANCAP-PAHO webinar on Delivering HIV Prevention Services during COVID-19 with specific focus on HIV, STI and TB testing services. Presentation Outline PAHO Guideline
The goal of this component was to foster a climate of evidence-based decision-making through encouraging management trainees to initiate simple research projects and through conducting operational research agreed with key
Criteria to be met by reference node laboratories (based on WHO HIV Drug Resistance reference lab model) Complete laboratory infrastructure and equipment to support the testing function(s) Space (meeting required safety
Participation in external quality assessment programmes helps medical laboratories and their clients have assurance that they provide accurate information to make decisions that influence plans and activities in health care.
The overall goal of the regional co-ordination component is to improve regional co-ordination and integration of Caribbean laboratories through the establishment of laboratory networks to facilitate sharing of expertise, services
The training of cytoscreeners included inputs from the SMLS project for quality assurance practices and exposure to requirements of the ISO 15189 standard for medical laboratories. The methodology for the
The formation of this professional group resulted from activities under the umbrella of the CAREC European Union funded project “Strengthening of Medical Laboratories in the Caribbean” (SMLS). It was inaugurated
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.