Joanna Zwetyenga

Joanna Zwetyenga

Directrice Générale, Polyclinique Internationale de Ouagadougou

Dijon, France
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Her background

  • Today
    March 2013

    Executive manager

    International Polyclinic of Ouagadougou

    Manage the overall polyclinic
    Establish the strategic plan and medical projects
    Prepare the polyclinic to certification ISO 9001
  • Today
    January 2013
    June 2010

    Deputy director of IQLS and Consultant

    Managed a project in Bangladesh to improve water testing laboratories quality for the World Bank
    Managing a PT program in TB
    Improved capacities for HIV labs in Benin
    Training activities in ISO 15189 auditing
  • Today
    June 2010
    June 2008


    Independant consultant for WHO (Lyon and EURO)

    Until 12/2010: WHO consultant (AFRO and EURO regions): project management on laboratory surveillance.
    2009:missions in quality assurance in asia, eastern europe...
    08/2008 to 01/2009: organization of workshops on IHR laboratory core capacities.
    Piloting of a tool to assess IHR (International Health Regulations) laboratory core capacities in the European Region.
    Review national policies regarding laboratory quality.
    Development of standards.
    Prepare and perform three country workshops: Russia, Byelorussia and Moldavia, September 2008, adapting the tool to country specifications, assessing national, regional and basic laboratories, planning IHR core capacities implementation throughout the country.
    Prepare and perform one sub-regional workshop: Byelorussia, December 2008, collection of feedbacks on the tool, view of the assessments, advice for other countries on IHR core capacities implementation.
    Reports and evaluation of three country workshops and one sub-regional workshop.

    05/2008 to 06/2008: preparation and organization of a workshop on “Improvement of the microbiological diagnosis and the surveillance tools », in Colombo (Sri-Lanka):
    Obtain the authorization of the concerned ministries and the customs.
    Organization of the workshop with practical trainings on Real time PCR on leptospires, chikungunya and Influenza virus.
    Training on Quality Assurance and Biosafety.
    Helping in writing Standard Operating Procedures and implementing Quality Assurance.
    Audits of the Medical Research Institute in Colombo and peripheral hospital laboratories.

    02/2008 to 04/2008: consultant for public health and medical laboratories, short term missions (Morocco):
    Organisational and Quality Audits of the National Hygiene Institute of Morocco and of different microbiology, pharmacovigilance, toxic vigilance and epidemiological laboratories across the country, in view of creating a national network.
    Development of a plan and monitoring tools for the project of implementation of laboratory and epidemiological networks.

    11/2006 to 04/2008: consultant in assurance quality for public health and medical laboratories, short term missions (Serbia):
    Total of 75 days in Serbia.
    Audits on quality in Serbian laboratories.
    Creation of a quality manual common to all laboratories of microbiology of Serbia.
    Writing the sampling Standard Operating Procedures and the Documented Procedures for Quality Management
    Organisation of the training and training on Quality Assurance.
    Organisation of the training and training on Molecular Biology.
    Training on Serology.

    04 to 05/2007: consultant in assurance quality for health laboratories, short term missions (France):
    Technical assistance for the writing and editing of clinical laboratory training materials for a master’s degree training session and training on “Total Quality for laboratories”.
    Organization of the training.

    02 to 03/2007: consultant in assurance quality for health laboratories, short term missions (France):
    Technical assistance for the writing and editing of clinical laboratory training materials on “Quality Assurance”.
    Organization of the training.
    Training of future trainers.

Her skills

  • Assurance Qualité et Certification ISO 9000
  • Assurance Qualité Hospitalière
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research
  • Santé publique
  • Training

Her languages

  • French
    ****Mother tongue

    Her hobbies

    Reading cooking and travelling

    Her keywords

    TrainingLaboratory network/Health SurveillanceQuality AssuranceInfectious diseasesResearchManagement

    About her

    I have been an international consultant for the past 7 years specialized in quality, laboratory networks for health surveillance and international health regulation core capacities for laboratories. I have been deputy director of a consultancy agency for 2 years and am now the executive manager of a polyclinic in Ouagadougou. I still perform consultancy activities, such as situational analysis, action plans, audits and trainings for different organizations.

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