ASLM Updates February 2020

Here’s a summary of what’s been happening at ASLM since February 2020.
    Social Media The University of Washington Department of Global Health is assessing public interest in a new, fully online, educational program   WHO guidance on coordinating R&D on antimicrobial resistance   ASLM MAAP team and Global Health Systems Solutions (GHSS) take part in a 2-day AMR workshop   ASLM meets with stakeholders of the Fleming Fund Regional EQA Grant for Africa (EQA Africa) in Johannesburg   ASLM’s MAAP team and partners wrapped up a data collectors training in Abuja, Nigeria.   2019-nCoV: structure, characteristics   Preparedness and vulnerability of African countries against importations of COVID-19: a modelling study   ASLM HIV Awareness Ambassador, Moses Supercharger spreads the message of adherence and routine viral load testing.   Free online WHO course provides an introduction to novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV and other emerging respiratory viruses.   Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): updates and useful resources     NO TIME TO WAIT! Urgent action needed on point-of-care early infant diagnosis   SOCIALAB aims to improve maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries   ASLM celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science and salutes all the dedicated women in medical labs around the world   The MAAP team conducts data-collection training in Kampala   The MAAP team meets in Ghana to discuss the AMR threats   Job Opportunities IDDS Biosecurity and Biosafety Consultant  Publications African Journal of Laboratory Medicine   Original Research Diagnostic outcomes of bone marrow aspirate and trephine biopsies performed at a hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Wanda S. Tshabalala, et al.    AJLM is open access No fees for authors or readers   Lab Culture   Available now Lab Culture, Issue 22: Workforce development through communities of practice and learning network   Coming soon Lab Culture, Issue 23: External Quality Assurance for infectious disease testing in Africa   Newsletters Highlights from the January 2020 LabCoP ECHO Session   ASLM’s Advancing Diagnostics in Africa February 2020   Upcoming Events CelebrateLAB 2020   New ASLM Resources Performance of Cepheid Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load Plasma Assay to Accurately Detect Treatment Failure   Point-of-Care CD4 Technology Invalid Result Rates in Public Health Care Settings Across Five Countries   Defending Yourself Against Coronavirus: WHO Tips for Global Health Professionals   Quick Links ASLM Membership Register Now! Lab Culture   ASLM LabMaP   ASLM LabCoP   ASLM Resources   Laboratory Accreditation/ SLIPTA   Contact Us