AJLM to Publish Special Issue on SLMTA

The African Journal of Laboratory Medicine (AJLM), ASLM’s official peer-reviewed journal, will publish its first special issue on the Strengthening Laboratory Management Toward Accreditation (SLMTA) programme early next year. SLMTA is a quality improvement programme for labora-tories in resource-limited settings. This supplemental issue of AJLM will highlight the implementation and impact of SLMTA since its 2009 launch. So far, SLMTA has been embraced by 37 countries across the globe.


To support the development of this special issue, AJLM editorial team members and SLMTA programme administrators co-hosted a manuscript writing course in Gaborone, Botswana from 9-15 June. They also hosted a smaller course in Harare, Zimbabwe from 22 July to 1 August. In total, 14 authors and five mentors collaborated to develop manuscripts for the AJLM special issue.