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Curriculum Development for Laboratory Managers

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The School of Public Health Chisinau was assisted to review their Master of Public Health curriculum together with the Ministry of Health, laboratory managers and students and make adjustments in the MPH in order to develop a training for laboratory managers. Specific modules for laboratory managers for laboratory managers were developed. After that teaching and learning material were developed for the modules.

Better Labs for Better Health

Well-functioning sustainable laboratory services, operating according to international principles of quality and safety, are an essential part of strong health systems and are crucial to improving public health. The analyses they provide offer a reliable foundation for evidence-based control of disease outbreaks, robust surveillance of adverse events associated with pharmaceutical or vaccine use and earlier treatment of both acute and chronic diseases. In 2012, WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) and its partner, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Laboratory Strengthening at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, designed and launched the project  “Better Labs for Better Health” to improve laboratory services and thereby improve health systems and overall public health in Eastern European and Central Asian countries.

Train laboratory managers within the Master of Public Health

After review of the curriculum of laboratory workers it became apparent that in Moldova no training for laboratory managers exists. In consultation with stakeholders and after review of the Master of Public Health curriculum it was decided to train laboratory managers within the MPH, and to develop modules for leadership and management of laboratories, as part of the MPH. The School of Public Health was supported to develop country-specific material for these modules.


Master of Public health curriculum reviewed and adapted for laboratory managers.

Country-specific modules as well as teaching and learning material for laboratory managers were developed.

Services delivered

  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Impact Assessment

  • Training, Coaching & Education

    KIT Royal Tropical Institute provides tailor-made training to clients such as educational and research institutes, NGOs and local or national governments and ministries across the globe. Our programmes are specifically designed to address the unique objectives and capacities of the requesting organisation. For example, one of the challenges faced by an NGO in Afghanistan was how to effectively reach women in its programme as well as how to recruit and retain female staff. KIT designed a training on gender mainstreaming and health governance to address this and other challenges faced by the NGO.  We also offers Masters programmes and advanced courses designed to equip health professionals with the skills and expertise necessary to address public health challenges around the world. By bringing together people from different countries and regions, KIT’s international courses create a forum for linking and exchanging experiences among a broad range of development practitioners.  Finally, through training, consultancy and coaching services, KIT’s Intercultural Professionals unit provides a comprehensive approach to effective intercultural communication and cooperation. By demonstrating the value of cultural awareness and sensitivity, culture-specific insights and intercultural competencies, Intercultural Professionals helps NGOs, governments, corporate entities, leaders & professionals to enhance their business offering and integrate inclusive policies into their global or local operations.