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Emeribe becomes member, WHO group of experts

By Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor
25 July 2017   |   4:18 am
Former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Prof. Anthony Emeribe, has been appointed member of the World Health Organisation...

Anthony Emeribe

Former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Prof. Anthony Emeribe, has been appointed member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on In-Vitro Diagnostics (SAGE-IVD).

By his appointment, which was communicated by the Office of the Director General, Emeribe becomes the only Africa among the 15-member group of experts.

He has been a member of the World Governing Board on Strengthening Laboratory Management Towards Accreditation in the last three years.

Emeribe was a Professor of Laboratory Hematology and Blood Transfusion Science at the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar; Member, New York Academy of Science and Honorary Consultant Hematologist with the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH).

He was head of Hematology from 1996 to 2005 during which there was exponential growth in the variety and turnover of laboratory investigations and transfusion services and excellent client and physician satisfaction.

These resulted in the Department receiving the Best Commercialised Unit Award for several years at UCTH, whcih attracted grants from the WHO and other agencies for research on tropical diseases.

As Laboratory Consultant to the Global HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (GHAIN), he played a key role in enhancing quality improvement and standardization of laboratory services in various GHAIN facilities in Nigeria.

As Consultant to the USG CDC EQA Project managed by Axios Foundation, he gave technical advice and guidance for the institution of an External Quality Assessment Programme for PEPFAR Laboratories in Nigeria, among others.

Emeribe is President of the Federation of African Associations of Medical Laboratory Scientists and a foundation board member, African Society of Laboratory Medicine.

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