NAIROBI, Kenya – The Aga Khan University Hospital Laboratory, Nairobi, Kenya has been awarded accreditation by the committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP accreditation is a global recognition for the excellence of the services provided by the Hospitals Laboratory.
Dr Zahir Moloo, the Chair Department of Pathology and Medical Director of Laboratory Services, was advised of this recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.
“It has been a team effort since we began our journey towards CAP Accreditation three years ago. The faculty and the technical team in the department are proud to be the first Hospital-based Clinical Laboratory in Africa to achieve such a high standard of recognition. This Accreditation will be recertified every two years” said Dr Zahir Moloo.
CAP accreditation is one of many firsts for the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. In July 2003, AKUH became the first hospital in East Africa to be awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2000 (now ISO 9001:2008) by the International Organization for Standardization, which is awarded to organisations that are found to conform fully to standards set for quality management systems.
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