From 16 to 18 October 2018 Linda Oskam participated in a workshop organized
by the WHO Regional Office for Africa in Congo Brazzaville. During this
workshop, 13 experts discussed the (Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement
Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) program and revised the current
guideline.

The SLIPTA program aims to assist laboratories in the African
Region (and at a later stage possibly beyond) to implement a quality management
system compliant with ISO15189. The SLIPTA checklist is used by certified
SLIPTA auditors to assess the status of the quality management system.