ASLM Monthly Updates August – September 2019


Here’s a summary of what’s been happening at ASLM in August – September 2019.

News Articles

The Mapping Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Use Partnership (MAAP) visits Nigeria, Tanzania and Burkina Faso

ASLM Facilitates the First SLIPTA Auditor Training for Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Staff in Ethiopia
Press Releases

ASLM Announces Confirmation of CEO

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

The state of the HIV market in low- and middle-income countries

ASLM2020 is coming to Kigali, Rwanda!

Contest on decentralised testing models

The ASLM-led consortium for the Fleming Fund Fellowship Scheme was in Tanzania from 4-6 September

Community-based wildlife carcass surveillance is key for early detection of Ebola virus

New Partnership to Build Tuberculosis Diagnostic Capacity for West Africa

FDA approves new antibiotic for drug-resistant tuberculosis

WHO and ASLM Host Landmark Global Meeting to Integrate Diagnostic Technologies Across Disease Programmes

Procedure to update the WHO Model List of In Vitro Diagnostics

ASLM and Partners Convene Laboratory System Strengthening Workshop

The MAAP project launches in Malawi

New Resources

Integrated Testing for TB and HIV Using GeneXpert Devices Expands Access to near Point-Of-Care Testing

WHO Biosafety Video Series – Good Microbiological Practice and Procedures

Accelerating Access to Point-of-Care Viral Load Testing for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Living with HIV

Latest Data and WHO HIV Policy Adoption and Implementation Status in Countries

HIV Molecular Diagnostics Toolkit to Improve Access to Viral Load Testing and Infant Diagnosis

LabCoP VL Cascade and Theory of Action

Viral Load Cascade Self-Assessment Scorecard

WHO List of Essential Diagnostic Tests to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment Outcomes

LabCoP‘s Latest Cookbook Recipe

Funding/RFP Opportunities

ASLM2020 Professional Conference Organizer

RFP for Selection of Consultant Grant writing for human resource capacity building for prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance

African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

Original Research

Xpert® MTB/RIF assay on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues in the diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Allan N. Njau, et al.

Molecular confirmation and phylogeny of Lassa fever virus in Benin Republic 2014–2016. Olumuyiwa B. Salu, et al.

Organisational management of hospital blood transfusion services in Nairobi County, Kenya: Evidence of implementation. Anne N. Mbuthia, et al.

The use of real-time polymerase chain reaction and an adenosine deaminase assay for diagnosing pleural tuberculosis. Mulalo Molaudzi, et al.

Lessons from the Field

Tropical Laboratory Initiative: An innovative model for laboratory medicine in rural areas. Zelda R. Moran, et al.

Medical laboratory accreditation in a resource-limited district health centre laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Daniel M. Desalegn, et al.

Blueprint for building a biorepository in a resource-limited setting that follows international best practices. Alash’le G. Abimiku, et al.

Strengthening laboratory capacity for detection of respiratory viral pathogens through the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) framework. Brett Whitaker, et al.

Brief Report

Potential role of Lu/BCAM in HIV-related atherosclerosis. Modisa S. Motswaledi, et al.

Case Reports

Late diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in a child at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital, Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa: A case report. Bakani A. Siwele, et al.

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