Tajikistan expected to introduce laboratory information management system
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To help Tajikistan reduce tuberculosis transmission and keep Tajik families healthy, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over a new Laboratory Information Management System to Tajikistan’s National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory on November 9.
According to the U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe, this system will help the National Reference Laboratory manage data reported by Tajikistan’s network of tuberculosis laboratories in real time.
The system reportedly includes specially tailored software and equipment valued at US$309,000. By using the new system, the Tajikistan’s National TB Reference Laboratory can automate workflows, integrate instruments, and manage samples and associated information. This contributes to more efficient testing and better patient outcomes.
USAID reportedly adapted and installed the Laboratory Information Management System to fit Tajikistan’s specific laboratory requirements and procured a server and computer equipment enabling implementation of the system. The system will be operational in the National TB Reference Laboratory by the end of 2022 and will be introduced in regional laboratories during 2023.
“Tajikistan’s doctors are helping keep families healthy every day. We are proud to support them as they reduce tuberculosis transmission. Our assistance and cooperation help to ensure that every person sick from TB is tested and treated with high quality services.” Mr. Christopher Barrett, USAID/Tajikistan’s Health Office Director, noted.