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Title: Improving the quality of laboratory systems through Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) in Rwanda, 2010-2013
Authors: Nzabahimana, I.
Sebasirimu, S.
Muvunyi, C.M.
Kayobotsi, C.
Sylverken, Augustina Angelina
et. al
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: 16th ICID Abstracts / International Journal of Infectious Diseases 21S (2014) 1–460. Improving the quality of laboratory systems through Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) in Rwanda, 2010-2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.1216
Abstract: Background: Efficient and reliable laboratory services and networking are essential components of effective, well functioning health systems in disease surveillance. Therefore, improving the performance of clinical and public health laboratories is one of the main goals of strengthening health system. In July 2009, in Kigali, Rwanda saw the concurrent launch of World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) stepwise framework for preparing laboratories to achieve ISO 15189 Standards and accreditation, and the Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) program. This study describes the achievements of Rwanda laboratories in the implementation of the SLMTA Program after 4 years of program implementation.
Description: An article published by Elsevier and also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2014.03.1216
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12550
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