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) (, a premier pan-African organization dedicated to advancing laboratory medicine and healthcare, is pleased to announce its highly anticipated ASLM2023 conference ( 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

ASLM partnership with Fleming Fund launched at 2019 United Nations General Assembly

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – 25 September 2019. The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) along with its partners, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO),the World Organization for… Read More

ASLM Announces Confirmation of CEO

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (18 July 2019) – The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to announce that, Mr. Ndlovu Nqobile, who has been Acting Chief Executive Officer (Ag. CEO) since November 2018, has been confirmed as the new ASLM CEO. ‘Mr Ndlovu has demonstrated his acumen to lead this organization as seen in the… Read More