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New articles from the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM).
Training manuals from REACT study in Cameroon. REACT Cameroon designed six training modules to support the introduction of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). The manuals were used to train health workers at government and mission hospitals and health centres. The six modules are presented in two manuals
The TACT training manuals and patient leaflet were designed to support the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs). Here we provide Trainer/Trainee manuals in English and French, and visual patient information sheets in English, French and Swahili.
ABRAID, new website of infectious diseases risk maps
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.
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.
Influence of weather conditions, drugs and comorbidities on serum Na and Cl in 13 000 hospital admissions: Evidence for a subpopulation susceptible for SIADHby Christian Bucher et al
ESSENCE on Health Research have created a good practice document on research costing. It includes a review of the funding practices related to the definition and funding of direct and indirect costs.
Evaluation of a Typhoid/Paratyphoid Diagnostic Assay (TPTest) Detecting Anti-Salmonella IgA in Secretions of Peripheral Blood in Lymphocytes in Patients in Dhaka, Bangladeshby Farhana Khanam, Alaullah Sheikh, Abu Sayeed, Saraur Bhuiyan, Feroza Kaneez Choudhury, Umme Salma, Shahnaz Pervin, Tania Sultana, Dilruba Ahmed, Doli Goswami, Lokman Hossain, KZ Mamun, Richell C Charles, W. Abdullah Brooks, Stephen B. Calderwood, Alejandro Cravioto, Edward T Ryan, Firdausi Qadri
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