Establishing an External Quality assessment programme for Africa

Project Details


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 titleExternal Quality assessment for Africa
Effective start/end date01/10/202331/12/2025

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark
  • African Society for Laboratory Medicine (lead)
  • National Institute for Communicable Diseases
  • Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention


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