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

Fighting AMR: The Fleming Fund Extends to Central Africa

The fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is getting a new lease on life in Africa thanks to a regional grant from the Fleming Fund Recognizing the need for the One Health approach, capacity building and workforce development, the government of the United Kingdom established the Fleming Fund Regional Grant, a program to assist low- and… 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

Laboratory Medicine Highlighted in Series of Lancet Articles

A series of articles on diagnostics in a recent issue of The Lancet highlights the importance of laboratory medicine, many with a specific focus on laboratory medicine in low-income countries. One such article by Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and colleagues reflects on progress made in… Read More