Read the latest ASLM SLIPTA Update for the period 2011-2013.

The World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) has established a framework for improving the quality of public health laboratories in developing countries to achieve ISO 15189 standards. This framework, implemented by ASLM in Africa, is the Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation (SLIPTA) programme.SLIPTA

Through standardised processes, SLIPTA measures and evaluates the progress of laboratory systems towards international accreditation and awards a certificate of recognition (0-5 star ratings). SLIPTA enables laboratories to develop their quality management systems in order to produce timely, reliable and accurate laboratory results.

What is the difference between SLIPTA and SLMTA? Click here.

View or download the WHO Guide for the Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Process Towards Accreditation in the African Region (with checklist).

SLIPTA applications forms:

To learn more about ASLM SLIPTA implementation, send us an Email.

Laboratory Accreditation Updates










*ASLM has gathered publicly available data from the following (retrieved May 2014):

      • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
      • Comite Francais d’Accreditation (COFRAC)
      • Egyptian Accreditation Council (EGAC)
      • Ethiopian National Accreditation Office (ENAO)
      • Joint Commission International (JCI)
      • Kenya Accreditation Service (KENAS)
      • South African National Accreditation System (SANAS)
      • Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS)
      • Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment (SWEDAC)

To contribute to or provide feedback on the compilation of the above laboratory accreditation data, please send us an Email.