Archive for: May 2013

Major Milestone: Public Health Laboratories Construction Begins

Major MilestonesThe World Bank East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project had one it is components as regional diagnostics and surveillance capacity where the big sub component was constructing and renovations of public health laboratories at the six sites i.e. National Public Health Laboratory Services, Malindi, Busia, Kitale, Machakos and Wajir Satellite laboratories based at the district hospitals.

The construction work for establishing these state Read more

Onslaught of Dengue Fever Outbreak

An outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Mombasa since the beginning of this year. Dengue fever is an acute febrile illness caused by any one of four distinct but closely related dengue virus serotypes. Dengue viruses are arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) that are transmitted primarily between humans through the bite of an infected mosquito of the Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus species. Dengue is the world’s most common mosquito-borne viral disease and a leading cause of morbidity throughout the tropics and subtropics  Read more

Empowering Health Personnel

Empowering Health Personnel at the Facilities in Readiness for Accreditation

Improvement of quality services in public health institutions is a high priority in many developing countries. Therefore, initiatives to empower health workers on quality management requirements are being implemented.

The Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) is a training approach in quality management systems with the goal to produce immediate, tangible measurable improvement and preparing for accreditation based Read more