Table 6

Quality management systems (Biosafety levels and quality assessment, equipment maintenance and staffing) among Eastern Africa NRLs
Country/ Region Bio safety Level (BSL) Quality assessment Equipment maintenance Staff present
QMS Proficiency testing Inter laboratory testing Regular servi- cing Calibration Monitoring of sample storage daily Veterinarian/scientific supervisor Technical supervisors (manager) Technicians
Burundi 1 nr - + - - - + - +
Djibouti 2 - - - + + - + - +
Eritrea 2 + - - - - + + + +
Ethiopia 3 + + - + + + + + +
Kenya 3 + + - + - + + + +
Puntland good - - + + + + - + -
Rwanda 2 - - - - - + + + +
Somalia low + - + + + - - - +
Somali land good + - + + + - - - +
South Sudan 1 - + - + - + + + -
Sudan 2 + - - + + - + + +
Tanzania 2 + - - - - - + - +
Uganda 2 + + - - - + + - +

+: yes, -: no, nr: NRL did not reply to this question.

Namatovu et al.

Namatovu et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:19   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-19

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