Successful Completion & Handover of the Collaboration Program with the Private Sector for Disseminating Japanese Technology for Laboratory Quality Management System


On 29th 2018, a ceremony to mark a successful collaboration program with the private sector for disseminating Japanese Technology for Laboratory Quality Management System was held at the Namibia Institute of Pathology (NIP), with the presence of H.E. Mr. Hideaki Harada, Ambassador of Japan to Namibia; Mr. Ben T. Nangombe, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Social Services; Mr. Shiro Nabeya, Resident Representative of JICA Namibia; Mrs. Mekondjo Nghipandulwa, Acting CEO of NIP; Mr. Kazuto Yoshikawa, Global Support Vice President, Sysmex Corporation; and Mr. Hans Hasenpflug, Managing Director, Sysmex South Africa.

Under the program, worth approximately 2.4 million ND, the world top class technology and skills offered by the Sysmex Corporation, a Japanese leading company in clinical blood tensing which operates worldwide, have been successfully transferred to the NIP laboratories, namely, the Windhoek Central Reference Laboratory, Rundu Laboratory, and Oshakati Laboratory. Three blood analyses and on-line monitoring system of the analyser operation status, the world top class products of Sysmex Corporation, have been made operational through provision of the equipment and on-site training by Sysmex exerts. As proof of the successful collaboration, the Windhoek Central Reference Laboratory and Rundu Laboratory are now fully certified as quality management medical laboratories at the international standard, namely ISO15189, and that the Oshakati Laboratory is well progressing to reach the same international standard.

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