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.