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Please let other members of Global Health Laboratories know a little bit about yourself, like where you are and what your work is. Thank you!


  • I am Associate Professor in Medicine /dermatology and venereology at Chreso University and honorary lecturer at university of Zambia.
    I also head dermatology and National STI reference laboratory and HIV research intervention department at University Teaching Hospital in Zambia.
    I supervise clinical research and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students of laboratory scientist, medicine and pharmacist .
    My contract is ended in Zambia and I will join Congolese Protestant university in kinshasa , Congo DRC. in September 2014,
    I am a PI of STI validation that I will share with you for input.
    Best regards.
    Prof Yassa

  • karla Karla Lam 10 Jun 2014

    Hi Prof Yassa,

    Welcome and thanks for posting. It's lovely to hear from you. Would you mind sharing what research projects are you leading/supervising at the moment?

    If there's anything you need but can't find, do just post here to ask or email us to There are many free resources, articles, eLearning courses, discussion forums, and notifications around the site.

    Kind regards
    Global Health Laboratories coordinator

  • huguesmba Mba Fongang Hugues 26 Jul 2014

    I'am Hugues from Douala in Cameroon.Currently finishing a master in clinical biology specialized in Medical Bacteriology and virology.
    I'm working on nosocomial infections and for my professional career ,I would like to work on Public Health laboratory system
    Very happy to meet you all

    Best Regards

  • karla Karla Lam 28 Jul 2014

    Hi Hugues,

    Welcome to Global Health Laboratories and thank you for your post! Very nice to meet you too.
    Very important topic you are working on (nosocomial infections). Best of look finishing off your masters.
    If you have any suggestions regarding what you would like to see in the site please let us know here:

    Kind Regards
    Global Health Laboratories coordinator

  • Hello, I am working as Laboratory Advisor in Tanzania (MSc Infectious Disease, MSc Public Health), currently focusing on strengthening
    Tb diagnostics in our institution and maintaining ISO 15189 besides teaching responsibilties at the attached University.
    Looking forward to share experiences with all of you.
    Warm regards

  • karla Karla Lam 4 Aug 2014

    Hi Elisabeth, very nice to meet you and welcome!

    Hope you find the website useful and please let us know if you have any suggestions.

    Looking forward to share experiences with you too. Let us know how you get on with strengthening Tb diagnostics and ISO 15189 in your lab. We would love to hear from you.

    Kind regards,


  • simbiso Ronald Munjoma 5 Aug 2014

    Hello, my name is Ronald Munjoma, based in Harare, Zimmbabwe.

    I am new to the laboratory industry with a strong interest in LIMS (having an IT background). I am currently contributing to the Open Source LIMS project called BIKA Labs -

    I am more inclined to BIKA Helth - and I am exploring ways of assisting with Health streghthening in Zimbabwe and Africa as whole. Most Zimbabwean and African labs are still using pen and paer to manage their results and we would like to help them automate the process using a low cost and affordable solution.

    As part of efforts to help labs function efficiently I am currently seeking sponsorship to develop as Open Source Instrument Server to help labs with costly instrument interfacing.

    I am looking forward to learning a lot from the community and give back the little I know for now.

    Best and Regards
    Ronald Munjoma

  • karla Karla Lam 5 Aug 2014

    Hi and welcome Ronald!

    Your work in Lab Information Management Systems sounds very interesting and it seems to be a very good initiative to promote the advance of Laboratory Medicine in Africa.

    Looking forward to hear from you and how your projects to develop Open Source LIMS and Open Source Instrument Server progress.

    Kind regards,
    Global Health Laboratories coordinator

  • imtiazbrep Imtiaz Ali 11 Dec 2014

    I am Imtiaz Ali from Chitral district of Pakistan. I did my MSc in Biological Sciences and participated one year practical training - Medical Laboratory Technology (Microbiology) at Aga Khan University Karachi Pakistan. I worked with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan for 22 years in different positions (microbiologist/lab technologist, lab supervisor and manager/lab specialist). End of June 2014, I completed my last two years contract in Tajikistan and have joined an IVD marketing company. Am searching lab specialist job in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, other Central Asian countries and in Pakistan. Am happy to be part of global health lab and would love to hear from global health lab friends,

  • karla Karla Lam 20 Jan 2015

    Welcome to Global Health Laboratories Imiaz Ali! Thank you very much for telling us a bit more about you and looking forward to hearing more from you in the future.

  • karla Karla Lam 20 Jan 2015

    If you are new to Global Health Laboratories please remember to briefly introduce yourself and let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, etc.

  • atw7411 atw7411 25 Jan 2015

    Hello dear all!
    I'm very glad to meet you. I am a lecturer of Clinical Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance at Haramaya University, College of Health and Medical Sciences in Harar, Ethiopia. Currently I am working on establishment of haematological and immunological reference values for health adults and adolescents. My inclination is to investigate immunity and infection pattern among people of different backgrounds. I wish we will stay together in here and meet in Global Laboratory and Health fora anywhere in the world. I am open and ready to work with you all research, co-operate employment, fellowship, education or social works.
    WISH BRIGHT FUTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • karla Karla Lam 28 Jan 2015

    Hello Abarra and thank you very much for introducing yourself!
    Your research topic sounds really interesting and extremely important. Maybe you could share your findings with us in the future or give advice to other members trying to establish reference values in their own regions.
    I also wish we stay in touch and looking forward to hearing from you and collaborating in the future.
    Best of luck with your work!

  • I am Dr Samuel, Mamu Barnabas Terlumun a specialist registrar in chemical pathology/ metabolic medicine at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi. Benue state. Nigeria. I also have interest in molecular medicine. I am a certified trainer in GCP

  • karla Karla Lam 17 Feb 2015

    Thanks for your introduction and welcome Dr Samuel Mamu. Your expert input in pathology and molecular medicine would be greatly appreciated and helpful for the Global Health Laboratories community. Looking forward to hearing from you in the future in our discussion groups.

  • savitskayadaria Daria 11 May 2015

    Hello! I'm very glad to meet you. I’m graduate student, medical resident of russian federal research center in Saint Petersburg. I am specialized in endocrinology. My day job is clinical work with in-patients, but I'm also doing some scientific researches in laboratory of molecular biology and genetic. I'm working on investigating risk factors of thyrotoxic cardiomyopathy, for example, genetic predictors. The standard of scientific researches among physicians in Russia is not high. So unfortunately I think I can't give anything interesting infirmation for you. But I'm sure I'll learn a lot of new and useful on your website.
    Best regards,
    Daria Savitskaya

  • karla Karla Lam 12 May 2015

    Dear Daria,

    Thank you very much for introducing yourself to the rest of the Global Health Laboratories community. Welcome!

    Genetic risk factors of thyrotoxic cardiomyopathy sounds really interesting! I am sure you also have a lot to offer to the rest of the community! We look forward to hearing how your research is coming along.

    Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the website.

    Best wishes,

    Global Health Laboratories coordinator

  • glbatshegi GAONE LUCAS BATSHEGI 17 May 2015

    Hi name is Gaone Lucas Batshegi, from Botswana. Im working as a medical laboratory scientist in Princess marina hospital, Botswana which is the largest hospital in the country. Im currently working in hematology department. Im a holder of bachelor of science degree in medical laboratory sciences. I want to start my masters anytime but struggling with finances, please help. thank you.

  • karla Karla Lam 21 May 2015

    Hi Gaone Lucas Batshegi and welcome to Global Health Laboratories!

    It is very nice to hear from you and about your work. The Global Health Network does not directly provide funding or scholarships, but we are constantly spreading the word about scholarships opportunities, funds and grants.

    You can find out more about these in and .

    I hope this helps and best of luck with your career!

    Kind regards,

    Karla Lam
    Global Health Laboratories

  • Hello Everybody!
    My name is Gizachew Taddesse AKALU (BSc, MSc); I am a certified Medical Laboratory Technologist, and Clinical Laboratory Sciences Specialist (Diagnostics and Public Health Microbiology).
    Currently, I am the Executive Director of Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association (EMLA); and national representative of the international federation of Clinical Chemistry and laboratory medicine (IFCC – LM). I am an associate members and lecturer at Ethiopian Catholic University-St Thomas Aquinas (ECUSTA). I used to teach Public Health Microbiology and Professional Ethics Courses.

    I am trained in project management, advanced course on diagnostics (ACDx), clinical trials pertaining to in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices, and most importantly in quality laboratory management system with ISO 15189 particular requirements for medical-clinical laboratories to mention a few. I have successfully led and directed more than 15 trainings, CME’s and workshops for professionals in laboratory medicine.

    My tenure in laboratory medicine spans for almost 18 years reflecting strong and innovative leadership skills coupled with hands-on experiences in Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry, Immuno-chemistry, Hematology, Immunohaematology, Medical Microbiology, including Diagnostics and Public Health Microbiology. I have been instrumental in introducing in-vitro diagnostics and medical devices harmonization and regulatory frame work in Ethiopia, and championing in most of the African countries by serving as a TWG member for Pan African Harmonization Working Party (PAHWP).

    Now, I have a vision to re-structure and re-shape the future of laboratory medicine, and revitalize the in-vitro diagnostics and emerging diagnostic industries for local production, sustainable growth and development with the ultimate goal of enhancing access to diagnostic technologies to our nations.

    With regard to research I do have a special interest on carcinogenic microorganisms- especially on H. pylori and HBV; and on all forms of Tuberculosis. Recently I am the PI of a pilot study on HBV among HCWs, will share you the result.

    Most Kind Regards'
    Gizachew T AKALU

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