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REVIEW: Ifakara assesses its quality management system

March 6, 2024 12:31
REVIEW: Ifakara assesses its quality management system
Mwifadhi Mrisho presenting during the delibarations. Photo Credit: Ifakara Communications

Ifakara Health Institute managers, head of units, departmental leaders and other internal stakeholders met in Bagamoyo today for day-long deliberations to evaluate the performance of its quality management system (QMS) in compliance with the ISO 9001: 2015 standard.

Officially opened by the Acting Chief Executive Director, Dr. Ally Olotu, and chaired by the Chief Operating Officer Raphael Laizer, kicked off with the awareness and induction session for the participants to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the Institute’s QMS.

Since 2018, Ifakara Health Institute was certified as compliant to the ISO 9001: 2015 standard. The Swiss Accreditation body, SGS SA, granted the ISO certificate for the provision of health and research services.

About ISO

The International Organization for Standardization is an independent, non-governmental, international standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of member countries.

The ISO 9001: 2015 is granted to organizations with management systems that have a proven strong customer focus, good motivation and implication of top management, good process approach and continual improvement.

International standards ensure that the products and services are safe, reliable, and of high quality. They also guide businesses in adopting sustainable and ethical practices, helping to create a future where operations are performed excellently but also safeguard the planet. In essence, standards seamlessly blend quality with conscience, enhancing experiences and choices.