CREEC TECHNICIANS ATTEND QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING IN ZAMBIA
Starting 18th to 20th October 2019, CREEC was privileged to have three of its technicians participate in the Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative Networking event and training for laboratory scientists, which will be held at the Hilton Garden Hill Hotel in Lusaka – Zambia from 18 to 20 October 2019. Participants for this specific event were laboratory scientists working in one of the institutions recipients of the Royal Society-DFID Africa Capacity-Building Initiative award, managed in partnership between the Royal Society and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
Participants from the CREEC-Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre during a session at the quality assurance training in Zambia
This training equipped our technicians with skills and knowledge to improve the work carried out in our testing facilities. All the participants from CREEC are actively involved in the CREEC- Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre that is recognized by the UNBS laboratory recognition scheme under ISO 17025. The topics from this training were very timely as CREEC is currently on the advisory board for cooking testing standards for Uganda. Some of the topics included:
• Introduction to designing their own quality improvement project
• General principles of Quality Management Systems
• Work on designing their own quality improvement project
• The pathway to achieving Good Laboratory Practice
Participants also ensured to knowledge transfer by organizing a session at CREEC for sharing lessons learned and new practices that can be adopted by our testing facility.