Seminar #25

Improving Laboratory Systems in Africa via the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)

Hosted by: ASLM

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Tuesday, 6 December
CTICC room location: 1.4

Ministry staff, GHSA programme implementers, international organisations, civil society, laboratory staff

To strengthen laboratory systems to effectively respond to emergency situations, a Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) initiative has been established. GHSA is an effort by nations, international organisations, and civil society to promote global health security as an international priority and accelerate progress towards a more secure and safe world. ASLM began implementing GHSA activities in Africa in August 2015 via a cooperative agreement with the US CDC. ASLM is utilizing a partnership framework model, along with select subject-matter experts to assess needs, develop roadmaps, and implement key activities in each of the GHSA countries in Africa. This session reviews the first year of GHSA implementation in Africa and discusses ways to better plan, coordinate and monitor laboratory systems strengthening efforts across the multiple stakeholders, implementing partners and donor agencies on the continent.


  • Mah-Sere Keita, ASLM
  • Lucy Maryogo-Robinson, APHL
  • Pascale Ondoa, AIGHD
  • Kim Lewis, APHL
  • Isatta Wurie, APHL
  • Antoine Pierson, IQLS