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Clinical Laboratory Training Unit

Clinical Laboratory Training Unit

Clinical Laboratory Training

About The Clinical Laboratory Training Unit

This unit is responsible for capacity building of laboratory personnel and other health care workers. It carries out development of training resources, Standard Operating Procedures and review of National guidelines to support Government of Nigeria programs. The unit is also involved in strengthening curricular for pre-service medical laboratory science education in colleges of health technology and universities.

Personnel from Government of Nigeria/ Federal Ministry of Health, United State President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Implementing Partners (IPs), Global Fund (GF) supported health facilities, multinational and private agencies have benefitted from trainings conducted.

Key training areas include;

  • Good Laboratory Practices and Safety
  • HIV Diagnosis and Monitoring
  • Basic Tuberculosis laboratory diagnosis
  • Basic Equipment Maintenance
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Advanced HIV molecular diagnosis
  • Advanced TB molecular techniques

Clinical Laboratory Training

Laboratory Scientists participate in a training at the National TB Laboratory Training Center in Zaria.  

  • TB Culture
  • Sample collection, processing and shipment
  • Basic laboratory operations
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Bio-repository Services

Trainings are also aimed at exposing individuals to best diagnostic practices, latest and applicable technologies with emphasis on identified areas of gaps (based on requests, needs assessment, site monitoring visits and Quality Assurance reports).

One of the projects spearheaded by this unit is the Strengthening Health for Human Resources in Nigeria Group (SHaRING). This has supported Laboratory Systems strengthening in Nigeria through Pre and In-service trainings.

Personnel capacity development is done through centralized and hospital-based trainings using curricular, manuals and other resources developed and reviewed in line with national and international guidelines/policies.

Over 9,980 health care workers have been trained.

Unit contact email: lab@ihvnigeria.org

Clinical Laboratory Training Team