The European Mobile Laboratory, EMLab, was the first EBOV diagnostics unit deployed to the outbreak epicentre by WHO in March 2014.
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.
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.
An interview with US Ambassador and GHSA Champion Dr. Bonnie Jenkins
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.
Uganda has shown particular success in its National Sample and Results Transport Network (NSRTN).
Great article from our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine about Zika virus.
Call for Papers: Special issue on strengthening tuberculosis diagnostic networks in Africa - African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
From our colleagues at the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) - The Role of Public Health Institutes in Achieving Public Health Goals
East African Leaders Join Together to Develop Country-Specific Plans for Point-of-Care Testing.
Two great articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine looking at the increasing risk posed by antimicrobial resistance.
New articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).
Improving Clinical Research Data: The Understanding and Implementation of Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS)by Augustine Onyeaghala. MSc, PhD, MSQA, PGDQA, FMLSCN
Ferritin levels in the cerebrospinal fluid predict Alzheimer’s disease outcomes and are regulated by APOEby Scott Ayton et al
Pioneering New Diagnostics: Addressing Challenges and Implications for Point-of-Care Testing in African Settingsby Laurel Oldach
"Harnessing the digital sharing revolution to improve research capacity in African laboratories”, Global Health Laboratories panel seminar at the ASLM2014by Karla Lam
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.
Is Your Ethics Committee Efficient? Using “IRB Metrics” as a Self-Assessment Tool for Continuous Improvement at the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Thailandby Pornpimon Adams et al
Rapid and Inexpensive Detection of MDR Mycobacterium tuberculosis using a Resazurin Microtitreplate Assay in a High Burden Tuberculosis Reference Laboratoryby Prenika Jaglal, Melendhran Pillay, Koleka Mlisana
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.
The Clinical and Economic Impact of Point-of-Care CD4 Testing in Mozambique and Other Resource-Limited Settings: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.by Emily P. Hyle et al.
An Integrated Lab-on-Chip for Rapid Identification and Simultaneous Differentiation of Tropical Pathogensby Jeslin J. L. Tan, Monica Capozzoli, et al
Diabetes as a complication of adipose tissue dysfunction. Is there a role for potential new biomarkers?by Katarzyna Bergmann and Grazyna Sypniewska
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.
The basic requirements for new sites wanting to take part in clinical research - What sites need to know!by Caroline Sibeko
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.
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
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.