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NEZ-15 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for External Quality Assessment in Health Laboratory Services

Director / Head: 
  Mr Philip WAKEM
 




Institution:
 
  Pacific Paramedical Training Centre
Address:
  P.O. Box 7013
  6242
 
Town:
  Wellington South
Country:
  NEW ZEALAND
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (64-4) 389 6294
Fax:
  (64-4) 389 6295
Web Site:
  http://www.pptc.org.nz
Date of Designation:
  04/Jan/1990
Last Redesignation:
  21/Mar/2011
Expiry:
  21/Mar/2015
Terms of Reference:
  1. To organize & conduct external quality assessment programmes in microbiology, infectious diseases serology, haematology, biochemistry & transfusion science for the laboratory services of developing countries, especially those in the Pacific; 
  2. To evaluate the results & to collaborate with the countries in improving the services in these fields through appropriate feedback programmes; 
  3. To collaborate in training laboratory personnel from developing countries at different levels with emphasis on quality assurance; 
  4. To collaborate in improving quality assurance and quality management systems of the health laboratory services in Pacific Island countries 
  5. To provide technical advise to health laboratories in the Pacific region on request of WHO. 
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Subjects:
  1. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Provision of reference substances and other services 
  2. Research 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
  Ower: 11.2 - International norms, standards and guidelines for the quality, safety, efficacy and cost effective use of medical products and technologies developed and their national and/or regional implementation advocated and supported.
  Ower: 11.3 - Evidence based policy guidance on promoting scientifically sound and cost-effective use of medical products and technologies by health workers and consumers developed and supported within the Secretariat and regional and national programmes.
Responsible Officer:
  TISOCKI Klara
Phone:
  +63 2 5289026
Email:
  tisockik@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  VERCAUTEREN Gaby Henriette
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14728
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork