ASLM celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, 22-28 April 2018

ASLM celebrates Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, 22-28 April 2018. This week acknowledges the important contributions made by the medical laboratory professionals, scientists and pathologists, who work together to improve health care in Africa. ASLM invites you to view the short video linked below, which features ASLM CEO, Dr Ali Elbireer, who provides insights on the… Read More

African Laboratory Medicine Organisations Announce Plans for New Collaboration

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) has formalised a new partnership with the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) and the African Federation of Clinical Chemistry (AFCC). On 17 March 2018, Dr Ali Elbireer, Chief Executive Officer of ASLM, met with Prof Howard Morris, President of IFCC, and Prof Rajiv Erasmus,… Read More

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