ASLM and Africa CDC Announce New Initiative

On Wednesday, 12 December, ASLM and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention launched a broad partnership called the Africa Collaborative Initiative to Advance Diagnostics (AFCAD) to address existing barriers towards advancing the diagnostic agenda in Africa. Additional partners include Institut de Recherche, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation (IRESSEF), World Health Organization Africa Regional Office (WHO-AFRO), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), UNITAID, and others.

Prof Alash’le Abimiku, Chairperson of the ASLM Board of Directors, Dr Yenew Kebede, Head of Division of Laboratory Systems, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and Mr Nqobile Ndlovu, acting CEO, ASLM made the announcement at the ASLM2018 conference in Abuja, Nigeria.

Download Africa CDC’s press release for more information about this innovative partnership.