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Training

• Quality Assurance
• Laboratory assessment
• ISO15189/ISO17025/ISO17043
• TB laboratory management
• Communicable diseases
• Antibiotic resistance
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QA/EQA

• Organization of EQA programme (TB, dengue, chikungunya, malaria)
• Development of policies & procedures
• Development of online application for EQA program management
• Country mentoring
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Assessment & evaluation

• Laboratory evaluations:
* Evaluations based on ISO standards 15189 & 17025
* Tool development: laboratory assessment tools-LAT
• Specific work using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to display laboratory indicators
• Collaboration with disease surveillance units, laboratory networks
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Laboratory System & Network

• Assessment of national laboratory systems
• Design and planning for laboratory networks and laboratory coordination and control mechanisms
• Reference laboratory organization
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Software & Tools Development

• Laboratory assessment tools
• Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
• Web interface for EQA program management
• Software Lab15189® for ISO15189 compliance
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Laboratory Facility Design

• Upgrade, adaptation and redesign from scratch
• Feasibility studies
• Compliance with required standards
• High security laboratories with negative pressure (BSL2+/BSL3), including TB laboratories
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Other activities

• Project management & evaluation
• Tender & technical specification development
• Consensus conference & workshop
• Field evaluation during complex emergencies, outbreak response
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Initlal coordination workshop with Kyrgyz SES laboratory network
Between July 16-18th, an initial coordination and presentation mission was performed in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in order to prepare future laboratory system assessment and assessment of selected laboratories. This assignment is performed for US-CDC Central Asia
ISO15189:2012 audit of the GHESKIO/Rodolphe Merieux Laboratory in Haiti
Mission performed for Fondation Mérieux France.
ISO15189:2012 audit of the GHESKIO/Rodolphe Merieux laboratory in Haiti. The audit was performed by two laboratory specialists, Drs. Antoine Pierson (IQLS) and Nicolas Steenkeste (Fondation Mérieux) using an adapted version of the WHO LQSI tool.
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ISO15189:2012 audit of the Molecular Biology Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud in Paraguay
Mission performed for Fondation Mérieux France.
ISO15189:2012 audit of the laboratory of Molecular Biology Department - Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud - University of Asuncion in Paraguay. The audit was performed by two laboratory specialists, Arnaud Orelle (IQLS) and Nicolas Steenkeste (Fondation Mérieux) using an adapted version of the WHO LQSI tool.
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Laboratory system assessment in Congo
Mission performed for WHO-AFRO (Regional office for Africa).
A detailed assessment of the laboratory system in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo has been performed June 2014, followed by the adaptation of a checklist for laboratory assessment, used at the National Public Health laboratory and at the University Hospital, bith in Brazzaville
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ISO15189:2012 audit of the laboratory of the Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mérieux in Laos
Mission performed for Fondation Mérieux France.
ISO15189:2012 audit of the laboratory of the CICML (Centre d'Infectiologie Christophe Mérieux in Laos, http://www.ccm-laos.org/) in Vientiane. The audit was performed by two laboratory specialists, Drs. A Pierson (IQLS) and N Steenkeste, PhD. (Fondation Mérieux) using an adapted version of the WHO LQSI tool.
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Assessment of the facility of the MSF-supported tuberculosis BSL3 laboratory, Buanaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
Mission performed for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Dr Antoine Pierson performed an assessment of the building, of the HVAC system, of the negative pressure installations and a smoke test. His assessment also included the biosafety level, the staff proficiency, the laboratory organization and alarm and backup systems.
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Support for capacity building in molecular diagnostic, Mahé, Seychelles
Mission performed for Commission Océan Indien / Epiconcept.
In May, Mr Arnaud Orelle conducted a one-week mission in the Molecular Biology Laboratory unit of the Seychelles Public Health Laboratory. The aim of the mission was to build capacity of molecular diagnosis of dengue and Chickungunya. This mission falls within activities of the "Réseau de surveillance épidémiologique et Gestion des Alertes-SEGA" of the Indian Ocean Commission and in the mission of Public Health Laboratory of the Seychelles.
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