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Dr Susan Nabadda appointed interim Chair of Africa Laboratory Director’s Forum

Cape Town SA - 12th Dec 2023

Our own, Dr Susan Nabadda, Commissioner Laboratory Services appointed the Interim chair of the Laboratory directors of Africa Forum.
While marking her remarks during the official opening of the biennial ASLM conference 2023 in Cape Town, Dr Nabadda said Laboratory Directors Forum  is  a platform recognized and endorsed by African Union Member States to bring together African continental leaders in laboratory services from the 55 member states  to shape the laboratory agenda, define priorities, and harness individual countries’ strengths, capabilities, and success to further build laboratory capacity in Africa.

The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) launched the Laboratory Directors’ Forum (LabDF) in partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in Addis Ababa, in 2022 .
“As Africans we believe in African solutions created by Africa   and so the  Laboratory directors forum  will help to transform  laboratory best practice in Africa Our  core business  is to bring  the leaders  in laboratory  services to shape  the high level laboratory agenda  for the continent , define priorities  harness some of the individual  countries  success  and enable the forum  of constant exchange of knowledge and information for senior leaders ,” Dr Nabadda said.

She also called upon the National Governments, donors and partners  TO BREAK THE SILOS and  take lead in diagnostic integration, and actively transition from funding and supporting vertical disease programs to more integrated diagnostic systems.