In 2015, Linda Oskam facilitated three workshops on intersectoral National Laboratory Policy development for Pakistan. Now she returns for strategic planning.
The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO-EMRO) facilitates the national laboratory policy and planning process in Pakistan. In 2015, three workshops were held during which the national laboratory system was assessed, a SWOT analysis was performed and policy statements on 12 different policy topics were developed.
Now the National Laboratory Working Group, which includes representatives from different sectors as well as regions and types of laboratories, has started the development of the strategic objectives to operationalize the National Laboratory Policy. DATOS is hired by WHO-EMRO to guide this process.
Through a series of very interactive workshops, which generate a lot of information exchange and heated debates, strategic objectives are formulated. The recommendations from the Joint External Evaluation (May 2016) will also be included in these strategic objectives.