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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 CMLF facilitation, developed the Regional Framework for National Laboratory Policy,

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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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An Oxymoron? Over the years there has been considerable grumbling about the cost of a LIMS to the point that LIMS vendors have often been vilified and equated with some of the worst thieves and scoundrels in history. Even though it was commonly accepted that it does cost quite a lot to develop, enhance, maintain,

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Top 4 Reasons LIMS Implementations Fail Implementing a new LIMS can be a huge challenge. There are so many aspects to consider and moving parts to manage that LIMS implementations can and sometimes do fail. The reasons why they fail vary widely but the fact remains that a failed LIMS implementation can be a financial

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The Caribbean region faces a heavy burden of Non-Communicable diseases and has therefore placed high priority on addressing these conditions. Click the following link from the World Health Organisation for NCD profiles of individual Caribbean countries. http://www.who.int/nmh/countries/en/

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Self-assessment Approach to Laboratory Gap Analyses is Cost-Effective Title Using a Self-assessment Approach to Conducting Laboratory Gap-analyses in Resource- constrained Environments is Cost-effective, Motivational and a Strategic Competency Development Approach Wendy Kitson-Piggott and Valerie Wilson Caribbean Med Labs Foundation Background The Caribbean Med Labs Foundation (CMLF) is an indigenous Caribbean NGO established in 2008 to

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Caribbean Laboratories A Rich Source of Information for Clinical and Public Health Decisions The Caribbean Med Labs Foundation, under its PANCAP Global Fund grant, conducted a situation assessment which found that the impact of medical and public health laboratories in the Caribbean can be substantially improved by enhancing their capacity to organise, analyse and communicate

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For regional projects to strengthen laboratory operations to succeed there must be active and supportive partnerships between implementing entities and policy-makers within Ministries of Health and CARICOM. This is the major finding of a review of Laboratory Strengthening Regional Projects which the Caribbean Med Labs Foundation conducted in 2012, under the PANCAP global Fund grant.

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