Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Developing Quality Competence in Medical Laboratories (DQCML)


NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
E.AmannChairDE2nd2020 01 - 2022 12
J.SmithCorresponding MemberUK
R.GreavesCorresponding MemberAU
V.DakaCorresponding MemberZM

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This major initiative for the EMD is aimed at informing emerging laboratory services on all aspects of quality, but concentrating particularly on internal quality control, external quality assessment and working towards laboratory accreditation with the adoption of a quality system in line with the international standard ISO 15189.


Educational modules, transferable to countries and regions requesting assistance in these areas have been developed and pilot projects in Vietnam (in collaboration with the Australian Association for Clinical Biochemistry) and Sri Lanka have already been supported. Most recently the Project has delivered lectures in Russia, Romania and Uruguay as well as two two-day workshops in Ecuador delivered in Spanish.
The project success is built on close working between the committees of EMD and the generous sponsorship of Abbott Diagnostics, via the VLP initiative and Siemens Healthcare, with whom work has been done in developing distance learning packages.

DQCLM leaflet (last update March 2017)

2016 - DQCML Project in Nigeria

2018 - DQCML Project in Malawi 

2018 - DQCML Project in Nepal

2019 - DQCML Project in Kazakhstan

2020 - DQCML Project in Pakistan

Prof. Egon Amann

Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt
Marker Allee 76-78
59063 Hamm DE


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