NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES

Updated: May-15-2020

General Information

Type of service provider
Testing laboratory
Physical postal address

MINISTRY OF HEALTH. BERTIL HARDING HIGHWAY. KOTU LAYOUT.
Serrekunda
Gambia

Phone number
+2209974477
E-mail
baldehignatius [at] gmail.com
Has the laboratory been accredited in any scopes?
No
Does the laboratory have other sites?
Yes

Personnel

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Head of Organization

CEO Name
IGNATIUS BALDEH
CEO Phone
CEO E-mail
baldehignatius [at] gmail.com

Total laboratory personnel

Total laboratory personnel
65
Male laboratory personnel
43
Female laboratory personnel
22

Technical personnel

Technical personnel total
46
Male technical personnel
31
Female technical personnel
15

Technical Information

Testing

Laboratory services offered
Biological
Medical
Scope of services offered
Accreditation status
No

Proficiency Testing

Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for accredited scopes
Yes
Does the lab participate in proficiency testing for non-accredited scopes
Yes
PT Scheme details
Measles and Rubella, HIV viral Load,
WHO used to support PT schemes for TB microscopy, malaria and other blood parasites and Bacteriology, but this has stopped now.
Does the laboratory sub-contract testing work to other laboratories?
No

Quality Control / Quality Management

Does the lab operate an internal quality control (QC) system to ensure quality of test results?
Yes
Does the lab operate a management system (or Quality Management System) for assuring the quality of results?
No