The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.

14th June 2016 • comment

Laboratory systems and diagnostic technologies are a critical pillar in the fight against malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends diagnostic testing for all people with suspected malaria before treatment is administered.

25th April 2016 • comment

In the last decade, Ethiopia has achieved numerous public health successes, among them early attainment of health-related Millennium Development Goals, a strong tuberculosis (TB) management programme, and progress toward eradication of Guinea worm disease.

22nd April 2016 • comment

An interview with US Ambassador and GHSA Champion Dr. Bonnie Jenkins

22nd April 2016 • comment

Join us in Oxford on the 25th of April to mark World Malaria Day 2016 at a series of talks and a panel discussion. The speakers will present their latest projects and help us to understand the unique and interconnected findings of their research.

14th April 2016 • comment

Uganda has shown particular success in its National Sample and Results Transport Network (NSRTN).

5th April 2016 • comment

Great article from our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine about Zika virus.

24th February 2016 • comment

Call for Papers: Special issue on strengthening tuberculosis diagnostic networks in Africa - African Journal of Laboratory Medicine

22nd January 2016 • comment

From our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) - The Role of Public Health Institutes in Achieving Public Health Goals

17th December 2015 • comment

East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.

25th November 2015 • comment

Two great articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine looking at the increasing risk posed by antimicrobial resistance.

20th November 2015 • comment

New articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).

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Infectious diseases and Microbiology videos

by Nuffield Department of Medicine
28th May 2015 • comment

Structural Biology videos

by Oxford Nuffield Department of Medicine
11th February 2015 • comment

The SLMTA programme: Transforming the laboratory landscape in developing countries

by Katy Yao, Talkmore Maruta, Elizabeth T. Luman, John N. Nkengasong
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In this article you can access and download the really interesting and useful Power Point presentations from the Global Health Laboratories panel seminar with regional experts held at the ASLM2014 last November.

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Ebola PPE guidelines - urgent need to revise WHO and CDC guidelines. This video shows an excerpt from keynote address 'The fuss about face masks', Professor Raina MacIntyre from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Australia.

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iPS cells: a game changer for future medicine

by Haruhisa Inoue, Naoki Nagata, Hiromi Kurokawa, Shinya Yamanaka
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Accurate reference values are essential for the correct interpretation of laboratory tests and clinical decision-making. Reference values should be established by testing a large number of healthy individuals. The results are then averaged and a range (plus or minus 2 standard deviations of the mean) of ‘normal’ values are established. The reference range of a test may be affected by the age and sex of the patient, and the variation is higher in some tests than in others.  Because of this, reference values should be divided in groups according to age and gender, and ideally also according to ethnicity and geographical region.

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The authors present the story of building a succesful research laboratory in Cameroon, including how they managed building up the infrastructure, equipment maintenance, staff training.

10th July 2013 • comment

In determining the feasibility of establishing a biorepository at your facility, there are several key factors to consider. But first, there are a few that must be in place before commencing. They are:

  • The commitment of your institutional
  • The trust of the community within which you work
  • Informed consents that allow specimens to be used for multiple research studies
  • Vision/commitment for the distribution and sharing of biospecimens and data with the wider scientific community
We attach here the facility checklist for biospecimen collection and storage, organized by topic, along with the relevant Best Practices from ISBER, for assessing the readiness your facility. The purpose of these checklists are to 1) identify any potential barriers to setting up long-term storage of biospecimens on site; and 2) enable you to take action, as needed.

8th January 2013 • comment

Laboratory data is crucial in ensuring subject safety and determining the effectiveness of an investigational medicinal product. Here are some issues to consider for clinical trial laboratories in resource-poor settings.

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