Addis Ababa October 09/2018 Some 60 senior managers from laboratories around the country are receiving two-week training on laboratory leadership and management.
According to press release of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) sent to ENA, the training is a critical requirement for laboratory accreditation.
The training aims to develop technical knowledge for laboratory directors to set goals, draft implementation plans, and to manage laboratory activities to achieve accreditation requirements, the press release stated.
The program is expected to strengthen current workforce development activities and define new approaches to ensure adequate number of competent, well-trained, and qualified professionals that will accelerate the accreditation process.
Global Health Security Agenda Program Director, Dr. Kathleen Gallagher is quoted as saying that “CDC is supporting a broad portfolio of activities to support laboratory capacity in Ethiopia, and the course of Association for Public Health Laboratories is a capstone activity bringing together senior laboratory directors to better direct and guide their facilities through a successful accreditation review.”
The Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL) reportedly developed the Laboratory Leadership and Management training curriculum with the support of CDC.
EPHI Director General, Dr. Ebba Abate said on his part “laboratory capacity building is a priority for Ministry of Health. EPHI is committed to supporting regional and hospital laboratories from the foundational establishment of lab services through accreditation.”
He added that “training like the Laboratory Leadership and Management course is critical to form a sustainable laboratory system for Ethiopia.”