June 9, 2019 marks World Accreditation Day (#WAD2019) a global initiative, jointly established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation.
IQMH and World Accreditation Day
IQMH is internationally-recognized as a competent provider of ISO 15189 accreditation as a signatory (Mutual Recognition Arrangement [MRA]) of ILAC and its Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC). IQMH issues accreditation certificates within the MRA under its ISO 15189 Plus™ banner which means facilities and patients can rely on medical laboratory test results that are recognized around the globe. IQMH-accredited laboratories should be proud of their important contribution to laboratory quality improvement, and we encourage all accredited facilities to celebrate World Accreditation Day.
This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation provides added value to supply chains.
Supply chains provide a vital role in delivering products and services for consumers, business and the public sector in a timely, cost-efficient and quality manner. Accreditation and, with it, other quality infrastructure tools such as standards, metrology and conformity assessment, provide widely accepted tools that help deliver value to the supply chain. These tools help with trust and assurance, enabling confidence in both final products and services and the manner in which they are placed on the market and used.
As in previous years, the day will be celebrated across the world with the hosting of major national events, seminars, and press and media coverage, to provide the opportunity to explore how accreditation can help deliver a safer world and to support businesses, government and regulators to find standards, conformity assessment and accreditation tools to support them in this goal.
Further information, including materials and details for celebrating #WAD2019, is available from https://ilac.org/news-and-events/world-accreditation-day-2019/