QA Portal - Eastern Africa Consultation

In association with WHO AFRO and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine held a Consultation on Quality Assurance for HIV Point-of-Care Tests (POCT) in the East Africa Region. The consultation was held on 12 - 14 October 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An overview of the meeting can be found in the agenda and resources from the sessions are listed below.

Eastern Africa POCT Resource List 

Introduction and Opening

Quality assurance of point-of-care testing: Identifying country needs and the tools needed

QA POCT Tools: SPI POCT Checklist


 Country Experiences

 Data/Connectivity: Using Connectivity to monitor quality and inform programs

EQA Models: Shared experiences from EQA providers

External Quality Assurance: Defining EQA. How much is enough?

Lab-Clinic Interface: Building knowledge and trust

Lab- Clinical Interface

 Product Assurance

Manufacturers Perspective: Development QA Models - Planning for POCT

Developing QA Models: Planning for POCT

Proposed QA Models



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