ASLM participates in biorisk strategic planning in Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Abdoulaye Nikiema, Global Heath Security Program Manager and a Biosafety-Biosecurity specialist at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), recently attended a strategic planning workshop organized by the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) in collaboration with the Biorisk Management Association of Kenya (BMAK) and Biosafety and Biosecurity Association, Uganda (BBA-U). The workshop took… Read More

Reaching the Third 90 – Special Issue of JIAS Available Now

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) warmly welcomes a special issue of the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) summarizing a workshop focused on viral load scale-up that took place from 27 to 30 June 2016 in Swaziland. The workshop, entitled ‘Reaching the Third 90: Implementing High Quality Viral Load Monitoring at Scale,’… Read More

ASLM to Lead Africa CDC Public Health Laboratory Leadership Programme

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) was selected to serve as the focal point for the Public Health Laboratory Leadership subcommittee of a new task force formed at the recently held Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) Workforce Development Strategy Planning Meeting with Partners. The meeting was held 16-17 November 2017 at the African… Read More

ASLM Enters Partnership with IANPHI at 2017 Annual Meeting in Rome

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) and The International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI) agreed to explore joint development of proposals and applications for potential funding for projects to strengthen laboratory system capacity in national public health institutes at the IANPHI Annual Meeting held in Rome, Italy, 22-25 October 2017. ASLM and… Read More

ASLM Partners with AFRAC to Support ISO Accreditation of African Medical Laboratories

In late September 2017, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) and the accrediting body members of the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC) agreed to sign memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to establish formal collaborations in support of enabling more African laboratories to achieve accreditation to International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. The agreement was reached during a… Read More

WHO Global Open Consultation for Innovative Personal Protective Equipment

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) strongly encourages its membership to respond to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) request for consultation on an innovative design for personal protective equipment (PPE). A WHO report on health worker infections during the 2014-2016 Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone found a number of deficiencies,… Read More

SLIPTA Success story: Uganda National EID/VL Laboratory achieved International Accreditation

The Uganda National Reference Laboratory for Early Infant Diagnosis and HIV/Hepatitis B Viral Load at the Central Public Health Laboratories (CPHL) received International Accreditation to ISO 15189 [1] through South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). This is one of the 100 laboratories that have been implementing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Process… Read More

HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis Consultative Meeting on Disease Research

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) participated in a four-day dissemination workshop and consultative meeting on research findings regarding HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and related diseases in Ethiopia.  The meeting took place in the Samrat Hotel in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, from 4-7 September 2017 and was attended by more than 170 participants from health facilities, universities,… Read More

ASLM in New York to support point-of-care device scale-up efforts in Africa

Representatives from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), UNICEF and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) came together 17-18 August 2017 in New York City, United States, to  review progress to date on the implementation of a joint point-of-care project and to refine coordination mechanisms to achieve greater impact. “This project has brought… Read More