Management for health services delivery

Management of health facilities: Laboratory services

For frontline managers

  • Equipment List for Primary Health Care Laboratories
    Gabriele Mallapaty, 2001, The Public Healthcare Laboratory
    Major equipment; minor equipment; glassware; consumables; reagents; others
    (5 pages, pdf 25.5kb)
  • Laboratory Assessment Tool
    2004, WHO
    key steps and checklist for diagnostic laboratory assessment; building, facilities and utility services; laboratory equipment, staff and supervision; reagents; tests performed; laboratory management; specimen collection, labeling and handling; reporting procedures;
    (14 pages, pdf 291kb)
  • Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services (ATLAS)
    pdf, 415kb

    John Snow Inc., 2007, DELIVER USAID
    A data gathering tool to assess laboratory services and logistics. A diagnostic and monitoring tool, a baseline survey of available commodities and equipment; analyze the information collected to identify issues and opportunities, and to outline further assessment and/or appropriate interventions.
    (82 pages)
  • Lessons Learned In Managing Laboratory Supplies
    pdf, 205kb

    John Snow Inc. 2006, DELIVER, USAID
    Assessing laboratory capacity; stakeholder commitment and coordinating body to strengthen laboratory capacity; standardized laboratory systems are needed because of the large number of commodities to be managed; service statistics data can be used for quantification and procurement; the logistics system provides the base for laboratory services.
    (8 pages, pdf 201kb)
  • Guiding principles to ensure injection device security
    2003, WHO/BCT/03.12
    Reuse of injection devices without sterilization is of concern as it may transmit hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), accounting for 30%, 41% and 5% of new infections in 2000, respectively.
    (2 pages, pdf 878kb)
  • Waste Disposal in Clinical Procedures in a Resource Limited Health Care Facility
    WHO/EHT/CPR 2005
    15 key points for dealing with different types of waste
    (2 pages, pdf 33kb)