CAREC EU – Regional Coordination Intro

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 and information.

Regional coordination and integration were strengthened through:

  • The development of databases on aspects of laboratory information and services. These databases include data on equipment utilized within regional laboratories, a human resource database which was provided to the Caribbean Association of Medical Technologists for managing their membership information, and a database of selected laboratories for tracking their progress in implementing their quality management systems
  • Provision of support for improving management of information generated by laboratories
  • Improved access to and use of regional external quality assessment programmes (EQA)
  • Initiating the establishment of a network of regional reference nodes.