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Mildmay Uganda, Laboratory: A Success Story of Quality Improvement towards Accreditation

Jan 18, 2020

November, 1st 2017 marks a milestone achievement for TAU-QI2A as Mildmay Uganda Laboratory is assessed by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) and recommended for accreditation to ISO 15189:2012 (Medical Laboratories - Requirements for Quality and Competence) Following an in-depth assessment of its management and technical systems to provide reliable results within the departments of Molecular Biology; Hematology; Biochemistry and Microbiology, less than fifteen non-conformities were identified. Excellent !!!

Laboratory accreditation is highly regarded both nationally and internationally as a reliable indicator of technical competence, it provides formal recognition to competent laboratories, thus providing a ready means for customers to identify and select reliable testing.

TAU-QI2A is a project implemented by A Global Healthcare Public Foundation-Uganda and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC - Uganda, to provide technical assistance to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, Central Public Health Laboratories. TAU-QI2A’s niche competence is in providing technical assistance that leads laboratories to either ISO 17025, ISO 15189 or CAP-LAP Accreditation.