Bamenda Regional Hospital Laboratory, Cameroon
From left to right standing: Sama Emmanuel (HoD Serology), Leku Fabrise, Simon Njoya, Yuyun Timothy (HoD Reception), Tsegui Florence, Judith Bi (HoD ANC Lab), Teresa Woyen (HoD Haematology), Mokom Blessing, Nakeli Nicoline (Quality Officer), Dr Kinge Thompson (Hospital Director), Victor Fondoh (Laboratory Director), Ngu Emmanuel, Kungang Canisia, Anye Christina, Muluh Claris, Mbatu Elisabath, Wirkom Flora and Fopa Alida.
From left to right stooping: Nfor Nadin, Yamgouet Hafsetou, Adelleline Enanga, Noulong Lionie, Choumele Tonleu, Chi Elisabeth, Masazah Francine (HoD Parasitology), Neh Florence (HoD DH Lab) and Chi-Bikom Barbara (HoD Microbiology/Safety officer). HoD= Head of department
- Management buy-in
- Go through the analytic examination process
- Determination and the focus to achieve our goal
- Step 1 : Laboratory staff surrendered part of their financial motivation to pay volunteers in order to increase man power.
- Step 2 : We lobbied for sponsors to assist in financing some proficiency testing schemes, the purchase of some state of the arc equipment, calibration of some auxiliary equipment and the maintenance of the hospital incinerator.
- At one point we gave-up, and by the time we came back on board, the work load became very heavy.
- We kept on postponing work
- Everything is possible no matter the challenges – ‘’the casket reaches its destination irrespective of the challenges’’ (Talkmore Maruta).
- The laboratory clinician champion award that was awarded to Dr Awasom Charles (our formal hospital director) at ASLM2014 was our biggest motivating factor
- The training on practical applications and understanding of ISO 15189:2012 organised by GHSS at Limbe in October, 2016 motivated us to come back on board.