ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (18 July 2019) – The African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) is pleased to announce that, Mr. Ndlovu Nqobile, who has been Acting Chief Executive Officer (Ag. CEO) since November 2018, has been confirmed as the new ASLM CEO.

‘Mr Ndlovu has demonstrated his acumen to lead this organization as seen in the last 8 months in his acting role,’ said Prof Prof Alash’le Abimiku, Chair of the ASLM Board of Directors and a professor at the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria and University of Maryland, United States. ‘The ASLM Board of Directors is excited to have Mr Ndlovu as the new CEO of ASLM. We are confident that he will take ASLM to new heights in collaboration with key partners’, she added.

Mr. Ndlovu’s wealth of public health experience and management skills make him an ideal leader. He has over 10 years of experience managing regional laboratory strengthening programs in Africa and advocating for public health laboratories to achieve international accreditation. He has worked in the Caribbean region, where he introduced the stepwise laboratory improvement process that led to a number of laboratories achieving international standards.

‘Mr Ndlovu brings vast experience and commitment to the position,’ said Dr John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. ‘He was at the founding of ASLM and has been part of the process all along to bring the organization to where it is today. He is a respected, steady and reliable hand that is greatly needed at this junction in ASLM’s evolution.’

For more information about ASLM, please visit: http://www.aslm.org.

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