Pamela Hepple from DATOS and Natalia Costic, WHO consultant, co-facilitated a 5-day course from 09-13 October 2017 as part of WHO/Europe’s Better Labs for Better Health initiative.

This course, held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, consisted of training on adult learning principles, followed by technical training on quality management systems implementation. The two components were brought together on the final day when each participant prepared and delivered a microteaching session based on the quality management systems topics, using teaching methodologies demonstrated during the course.

The participants are now ready to cascade the training on laboratory quality management systems throughout the Tajik laboratory network.