The Proceedings of the BIRS Community

Funder Acknowledgement

educational support provided by the Merck Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, grant # 41000460


Medicines quality monitoring and quality control are essential components required to deliver health value to the people. These will also improve access to quality assured medical products that are safe for intended use. Quality Control Laboratories play an essential role in strengthening health systems in West Africa. Their role in providing excellent testing services that ensures correctness, trust, and consistency of laboratory test results is key in assuring product quality. Improving the laboratory Quality Management System (QMS) will require concerted and coordinated efforts by all interested parties in establishing relevant, continual improvement plans/strategies that will sustain and improve all components of the laboratory QMS.