The grant will address regional challenges to achieving quality assured bacteriology identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing results. There is familiarity with existing EQA bodies across the regions, however, these initiatives need supporting and strengthening. Challenges include cross border transfer of isolates used in proficiency testing schemes, lack of national capacity to prepare standardised EQA panels, and the challenges of resourcing sustainable EQA programmes.
|Short title||External Quality assessment for Africa|
|Effective start/end date||01/04/2020 → 28/02/2022|
- Technical University of Denmark (lead)
- African Society for Laboratory Medicine
- National Institute for Communicable Diseases
- Public Health England
- Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
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