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ASLM Fellowships Programme

Increasing the capacity of laboratory professionals in Africa

The ASLM Fellowships Programme provides short- and long-term opportunities to support capacity building projects and professional development throughout Africa in a number of areas, including:

  • Enhancing patient care and ensuring improved access to safe, affordable diagnostics
  • Improving service delivery to meet growing health priorities and local demand
  • Strengthening laboratory networks, surveillance, and quality
  • Supporting impact assessments and surveys
  • Conducting operational research in the areas of HIV, TB, malaria, STIs, and global health security
  • Institutionalising the importance of accurate and reliable diagnosis
  • Assisting with the evaluation and appropriate use of diagnostics and innovative point-of-care testing
  • Establishing various biomarkers to assess disease burden in the community and manage patients

Duration and Funding:
ASLM will deploy Fellows to the field as trained professionals across a range of different projects for a span of 1-2 years, as well as for short-term individual periods of days or weeks. Financial support for Fellows will cover all required expenses for official travel, training, and stipends.

Eligibility Criteria for Fellows:
Fellows applying to the programme can include biomedical technologists and mid-level to advanced scientists (Bachelors, Master’s or PhD level) in the biomedical sciences or related fields. A track record of work experience is expected, and strong communication skills are preferred.

Interested in becoming an ASLM Fellow? Complete this form to be considered for future and current announcements.

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