The Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards will launch a programme for the verification of measuring instruments used in the health sector as part of the SLBS mandate to protect health and safety. The verification programme targeting that sector is critical to ensuring that doctors and other health professionals are using reliable equipment in doing their jobs. Blood pressure meters will be the focus of this phase of verification. Blood pressure monitoring is a routine exercise in health protocols and the accuracy and reliability of results are important to diagnosis and treatment. Saint Lucia is grappling with treating an expanded problem…

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The Antigua and Barbuda Bureau of Standards (ABBS) in collaboration with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and the International Cooperation of the German Metrology Institute -Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) hosted the 2nd CALIDENA methodology workshop on 11 – 13 February, 2014 in Antigua & Barbuda. The goal of the CALIDENA Methodology is to strengthen the Quality Infrastructure (QI) services that are needed to support a specific value chain. The workshop’s objectives were to: Undertake a rapid participatory diagnosis of quality requirements needs for the Jams and Jellies Sector against the current supply of quality infrastructure services being…

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