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THA-72 [SEARO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating centre for Strengthening Quality System in Health Laboratory

Director / Head: 
  Dr Patravee Soisangwan
 




Institution:
  Bureau of laboratory Quality Standards
  Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health
Address:
  88/7 Tiwanond Road
  11000
 
Town:
  Nonthaburi
Country:
  THAILAND
Region:
  SEARO
Phone:
  (66-2) 951 0000
Fax:
  (66-2) 951 1270
Date of Designation:
  30/Apr/2014
Last Redesignation:
  30/Apr/2018
Expiry:
  30/Apr/2020
Terms of Reference:
  1. Under WHO’s leadership, to develop guideline & training material for establishing quality system in public health laboratories.  
  2. To impart training to trainers on quality system in health laboratories , in line with WHO norms, standards and policies. 
  3. Upon WHO’s request, To act as resource centre to provide technical assistance in establishing and monitoring quality system in & accreditation of health laboratories.  
  4. Upon WHO’s request, To initiate external quality assessment scheme for health laboratories.  
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Subjects:
  1. Health Technology (including laboratory services; but excluding blood safety) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
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WHO Outputs:
  4.2.3 - Countries enabled to improve patient safety and quality of services, and patient empowerment within the context of universal health coverage
  Ower: 11.1 - Formulation and monitoring of comprehensive national policies on access, quality and use of essential medical products and technologies advocated and supported.
 
Responsible Officer:
  SHAH Aparna Singh
Phone:
 
Email:
  shahap@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  COGNAT Sebastien Bruno Francois
Phone:
 
Email:
  cognats@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork