Seminar #34

System Strengthening: Sample Transportation and Data Management

Hosted by: ASLM, CHAI, UNITAID

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Wednesday, 7 December
07:00-08:30
CTICC room location: 2.6

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Government officials, laboratory programme managers, funders and donors, implementing partners, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), clinicians, diagnostic suppliers

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:
This session will address the topics of sample transportation and data management as critical components of a strong centralised laboratory system. Partners will discuss the fundamental components of each system, and country representatives will share their experiences in designing, implementing and evaluating different interventions. By the end of the session, participants will understand the fundamental components of both LIMS and sample transport networks, identify how improved data management improves visibility and program performance, and recognise ways to optimise sample transportation networks.

SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand characteristics of a high-functioning digital LIMS system
  • Share examples of how LIMS has been used to increase visibility and forecasting
  • Discuss the importance of sample transportation to centralised testing networks
  • Be able to approach sample transportation optimisation several ways

SESSION SPEAKERS:
Dr. Charles Kiyaga , Director NRL, Uganda
Electronic LIMS streamlines laboratory processes, supports supply chain management, and improves patient record-keeping

Mah-Sere Keita, Director Global Health Security, ASLM
Now is the time to invest in sample transportation: Returns on strengthening linkages between patients and laboratories

Ellen Munemo, Laboratory Services, Zimbabwe
Efficiencies and patient benefits from an integrated sample transportation system

Matoko Mokenyakenya, MOH Lesotho
Using mobile phones as barcode scanners to optimize the sample transport tracking system