Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Details for Mechanism ID: 17730
Country/Region: Nigeria
Year: 2014
Main Partner: Johns Hopkins University
Main Partner Program: Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Organizational Type: University
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $400,000 Additional Pipeline Funding: N/A

NOTE: The following is taken from summaries released by PEPFAR on the PEPFAR Data Dashboard. They are incomplete summary paragraphs only and do not contain the full mechanism details. When the full narratives are released, we will update the mechanism pages accordingly.

The K4Health/Nigeria Web-based CMLE Program has been awarded a two-year extension for $800,000. The project will continue the work that was started to provide opportunities for Laboratory Scientists to continuously improve their knowledge, update and sharpen old skills, acquire new ones, and broaden their horizons. Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) is one of the strategies for continuous quality improvement of Clinical and Public Health Laboratory services. Having access to a Web-based CMLE program can significantly improve the ability of Medical Laboratory Scientists to deliver accurate and reliable laboratory test results. The objectives of this project are to (1) increase Medical Laboratory Scientists' access to quality CMLE programs, and in turn, improve the skills and proficiencies of laboratory professionals; (2) develop and build local capacity to design, implement, and manage a quality and sustainable CMLE program as well as build the financial management and organizational capacity of local Laboratory Professional Association to access USG or other donor funds directly for sustainable program implementation; and (3) institutionalize the consistent use of standard-CMLE credits as a requisite for licensure. The main activities contributing to these objectives include: the development, management, and monitoring of AMLSN-authored and MLSCN-accredited e-Learning courses as well as the institutionalization, monitoring, and updating of the revised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy. The main focus of the next two years is to ensure that the organizational capacity and structures are in place at AMLSN and MLSCN to manage, implement, and monitor these activities after this funding period.

Mechanism Allocation by Budget Code for Selected Year
Laboratory Infrastructure (HLAB) $400,000
Mechanism Target Information

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This mechanism has no published performance targets or indicators.