Seminar #30F

Building Laboratory Workforce Capacity in Africa through ASLM Fellowships

Hosted by: ASLM

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants

Tuesday, 6 December
CTICC room location: 2.6

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

Insufficient human resource capacity in the health sciences is a fundamental problem in Africa and results in long term health system weaknesses. ASLM aims to address these underlying weaknesses and contribute to the building of a stronger laboratory workforce from the ground up. This session seeks to present three ongoing ASLM fellowship programmes, funded through a cooperative agreement with the US CDC. The fellowships, established in partnership with international organizations, seek and recruit talented African laboratory experts and provide them with additional hands-on training and practical implementation opportunities in the field. Session participants will learn about the ASLM fellowships and discuss additional opportunities and training needs to be addressed via these fellowships and other training programme opportunities.


  • Nqobile Ndlovu, ASLM
  • Talkmore Maruta, ASLM
  • Carla Orner, Heart-to-Heart International
  • Christine Stauber, Georgia State University
  • Prof. Said Aboud, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
  • Rachel S. Beard, US CDC