L’Organisation Ouest-Africaine de la Santé et la Société Africaine de Médecine de Laboratoire s’associent pour renforcer les Systèmes de management de la Qualité des laboratoires dans la région de la CEDEAO

Addis Abeba, Éthiopie, 6 mars 2024 – l’OOAS et l’ASLM ont signé un second accord de coopération, soutenu par un financement de la République Fédérale d’Allemagne via la Banque de Développement KfW, pour améliorer la mise en œuvre et le renforcement du (SMQ) dans les laboratoires des 15 pays de la Communauté Économique des États… Read More

West African Health Organization and African Society for Laboratory Medicine Join Forces to Strengthen Laboratory Quality Management Systems in the ECOWAS Region

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6 March 2024 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) have entered into a second cooperation agreement, supported by funding from the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW Development Bank, to enhance the implementation and improvement of quality management systems (QMS) in laboratories across… Read More

Gaps in AMR surveillance data across Africa to drive shape health policy reform

New reports published provide a detailed account of drug resistance surveillance capacity across the continent to reduce AMR burden  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 24  July 2023 – The Mapping AMR and AMU Partnership (MAAP) consortium, led by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) –… Read More

ASLM Announces 6th Biennial Conference in South Africa: Shaping Laboratory Systems and Diagnostic Services for the 21st Century

Cape Town, South Africa: 17 July 2023 – The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) (www.aslm.org), a premier pan-African organization dedicated to advancing laboratory medicine and healthcare, is pleased to announce its highly anticipated ASLM2023 conference (www.aslm2023.org). ASLM2023 will take place from 12 – 15 December 2023 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)… Read More

Multi-country research on antimicrobial resistance in Africa reveals only five of 15 antibiotic-resistant pathogens designated by the WHO as priority pathogens are consistently tested

Study across 14 countries reveals lack of laboratory capacity and erratic use of available antibiotics, finds only 1.3% of medical laboratories conduct any bacteriology testing September 15, 2022 (Addis Ababa) – New data released today on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from 14 sub-Saharan countries finds that only five out of the 15 antibiotic-resistant pathogens designated by the… Read More

ASLM Announces Next Editor-in-Chief of AJLM

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 27 Jan 2022. The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to appoint Prof Rajiv T Erasmus as the new Editor-in-Chief of its peer-reviewed scholarly journal the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine (AJLM). Prof Erasmus, an Emeritus Professor at Stellenbosch University, will join AJLM for an initial three-year term as its… Read More

ASLM Announces 2021 Virtual Conference

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (17 August 2021). It is with great excitement that the African Society for Laboratory Medicine announces its 5th conference, which will take place virtually 15-18 November 2021. The conference theme, ‘Responding to Outbreaks Through Resilient Laboratory Systems: Lessons Learnt from the COVID-19 Pandemic’, will address critical issues facing African laboratories and laboratory… Read More

ASLM Releases the Diagnostic Integration Knowledge Library: A case for including COVID-19 in tuberculosis/HIV integrated diagnostics

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (24 March 2021) On World Tuberculosis Day 2021, ASLM is excited to release the Diagnostic Integration Knowledge Library recognising that lessons learned from integrating tuberculosis and HIV testing could contribute to the integration of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing into diagnostics.   Over the last year, most countries have rapidly expanded molecular testing… Read More

ASLM Launches Online Diagnostic Evidence Hub

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (29 September 2020) The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI), and the World Health Organization (WHO), through the Faith-Based Action for Scaling Up Testing and Treatment for Epidemic Response (FASTER) program supported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Catholic Relief Services, and… Read More