In a recent article in the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine [Afr J Lab Med.2017;6(2)], Albert et al. describe the progress towards accreditation of National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratories in Africa.Attached files: 490-6204-1-PB.pdf
They conclude that good foundations are in place on the continent from which to scale up accreditation efforts; however, political commitment and strong leadership are needed to drive accreditation efforts.
In a recent article in the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine [Afr J Lab Med.2017;6(2)], Albert et al. describe a customised approach called ‘TB SLMTA’ for strengthening tuberculosis laboratory Quality Management Systems (QMS). The authors conclude a structured training and mentoring programme such as ‘TB SLMTA’ can build a foundation towards further quality improvement, but structured mentoring, and institutionalisation of QMS into country programmes is needed to support tuberculosis laboratories to achieve their accreditation goals.Attached files: 576-6229-1-PB.pdf