Europe & Central Asia

Our work in Europe and Central Asia

Europe and Central Asia - Training of trainers and laboratory mentors

DATOS assists the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe with implementation and expansion of the Better Labs for Better Health Initiative to strengthen public health laboratories in Europe and Central Asia.


In 2017 we conducted trainings on laboratory quality management for influenza laboratory professionals from European countries in Denmark. These were different types of courses for different types of laboratory experts:


  • We conducted training on laboratory quality management in Denmark for laboratory professionals from Albania, Azarbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.


  • We trained laboratory managers in quality management principles in Uzbekistan


  • We trained laboratory professionals to provide training in laboratory quality management in Tajikistan. This Training of Trainers course followed the completion of online modules developed for WHO by DATOS experts, which allowed the face to face component of the training course to be reduced.


  • We provided laboratory mentor training in Kyrgyzstan. During this training participants learned how to mentor laboratories with implementing a quality management system using the LQSI tool. Twelve national laboratory managers, previously trained in laboratory quality management systems and the LQSI tool, were taught the skills required to support laboratory quality implementation in Kyrgyz laboratories, including communication, providing feedback and engaging senior management. This training was reinforced with plentiful role plays, giving participants the opportunity to practice mentoring visits.


The Better Labs for Better Health Initiative, led by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, is an intersectoral approach aiming at sustainable quality improvements for all laboratories in Europe and Central Asia that are dealing with health.


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