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  • andre André Trollip May 22, 2017

    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.
    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.

    Attached files: 490-6204-1-PB.pdf
  • andre André Trollip May 22, 2017

    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

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