The quality control lab (QC lab), one of the five focuses of HPIC's Capacity Building and Access to Medicines (CBAM) project in Afghanistan, is a fundamental component in pharmaceutical management, and is an important contributing factor for increasing access to high quality medicines for the people of Afghanistan.
HPIC is working with the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to improve its efficiency and effectiveness of national drug quality control procedures and systems. To accomplish this, HPIC has committed to installing, calibrating and validating all essential laboratory equipment of the QC lab used for pharmaceutical quality testing.
In late 2011, HPIC provided QC lab staff training on lab orientation safety procedures and the proper operation, maintenance and use of QC lab equipment.
All 19 participants, including 17 QC lab staff and two special guests from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Kabul University, were provided a certificate of completion at the end of the training.
Among the positive feedback from those in attendance, one participant stated "The training was very good, especially the general procedures, analysis and resources parts. They were beneficial as they are used alot in the lab routine works."