Labs for Life (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, India, and Haiti)September 12, 2017 - June 30, 2019
WDI is working with Becton Dickinson (BD) on two components of the Labs for Life program, which is part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) public-private partnership with BD, the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. WDI will design and conduct an assessment of the third Labs for Life cohort, exploring the influence of the Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation (SLMTA) training, BD mentorship, specimen referral system strengthening, leadership training and other activities on labs in the cohort over the period of the program. WDI’s second assessment involves the impact of selected activities within Phase 2 of Labs for Life, including Kikuyu lab’s accreditation. This included a quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as a quantitative assessment of the Kenyan National Public Health Laboratory Center of Excellence for Equipment Calibration, Certification and Training, which was set up and initiated by BD in partnership with the Ministry of Health.