Formation des laborantins du réseau des laboratoires de diagnostic COVID-19 sur le système de gestion de la qualité au laboratoire au Burundi.

 La Société Africaine de Laboratoire de Médecine (ASLM) après avoir doté neuf (9) laboratoires régionaux et de districts du Burundi des normes ISO15189:2012 et ISO15190:2020, vient d’organiser une formation sur le système de gestion de la qualité au laboratoire en collaboration avec le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Lutte contre le SIDA… Read More

ASLM and Africa CDC Publish Paper on National Laboratory Systems and Networks in AJLM

The Africa Society for Laboratory Medicine is pleased to announce the publication of the article ‘Preparing national tiered laboratory systems and networks to advance diagnostics in Africa and meet the continent’s health agenda: Insights into priority areas for improvement’ in its scholarly journal, the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine. The article was developed and written… Read More

ASLM Launches #WinTheFight Social Media Campaign

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a public health emergency of international concern, ASLM has relentlessly worked to train our medical laboratory community, provide them with resources, and connect them to laboratories across Africa to help prepare them to fight the disease that has infected over 1 000 000 people in Africa… Read More

ASLM Continues the Fight Against AMR with Fleming Fund and AMRSNET

EQuAFRICA workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa from 10-11 February, 2020 While the fight against COVID-19 remains a top priority, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) continues to move the agenda around strengthening antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance through its three Fleming Fund regional grants. ASLM and its partners work closely with national AMR coordinating committees… Read More

Fleming Fund Program Expands Activities to Central Africa with the Regional EQA Grant (EQAFRICA)

In alignment with the Global Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance objective to build sustainable national systems for improved surveillance, the United Kingdom-based Fleming Fund has allocated funding to a variety of grant schemes (fellowship, country, regional) to tackle the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries. Originally targeting 12 priority countries across… Read More

Tenth African Accreditation Cooperation General Assembly Meetings Held in Cote d’Ivoire

The African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) held its 10th General Assembly and Meetings from 19-27 September 2019 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The General Assembly was hosted by the West African Accreditation System, or SOAC (Système Ouest Africain d’Accréditation). AFRAC is a cooperation of accreditation bodies, sub-regional accreditation cooperations, and stakeholders whose objective is to facilitate trade… Read More

Training on HIV Viral Load and Infant Virological Testing Scorecard:

A key step to support the scale up of viral load testing toward the achievement of the ‘third 90’ Monitoring the continuum of viral load testing at the facility level is important to help identify potential bottlenecks that can limit the scale up of viral load testing for improved patient management, and delay the achievement… Read More

West and Central African countries step up plans to increase access to point-of-care early infant diagnosis

Increasing access to point-of-care testing June 2018 At the invitation of the Joint United Nations Regional Team on AIDS (JURTA), the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and Unitaid to conduct a laboratory capacity building workshop from… Read More