Bio: In his role as Senior International Program Manager for Global Health Partnerships at CLSI, Patrick Mateta is responsible for planning, developing, managing, and implementing logistics and technical assistance activities in support of the laboratory-strengthening program. His primary responsibilities focus on serving as team leader and key liaison for in-country partners. In that capacity, he supervises, manages and implements laboratory strengthening and volunteer program activities to raise and sustain the quality of laboratory operations to a higher level, up to and including accreditation.
Mateta is a quality expert with extensive knowledge and training on ISO 15189 and ISO 17025 standards. He has mentored several laboratories in Africa to implement quality aligned to CLSI’s 12 quality system essentials and ISO standards. He graduated from the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe and Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, UK. Mateta is also an ASQ-certified quality auditor and completed a master Six Sigma Black Belt course with Villanova University in PA.
He is a skilled laboratory professional with hands-on experience in clinical and research laboratory medicine who has provided inspirational leadership for laboratory quality improvement initiatives in Namibia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. As Senior International Program Manager, Mateta has designed and delivered training in laboratory management, quality management systems, internal auditing and ISO 15189 implementation for over 1,000 public health practitioners. He sits on the independent advisory committee for the African Society for Laboratory Medicine where he serves as Vice Chair.