Nqobile Ndlovu serves as the acting Chief Executive Officer for the African Society for Laboratory Medicine, where he previously served as a Program Director and Interim Team Lead. He is a public health professional with over 10 years of experience managing regional laboratory strengthening programs in resource-limited areas. He has spearheaded laboratory quality improvement programs in Africa and the Caribbean region. Before joining ASLM, he served as Laboratory Project Coordinator for the African Field Epidemiology Network in Kampala, Uganda, where he implemented laboratory strengthening programmes. He also served as Assistant Field Coordinator for the Master’s in Public Health training programme at the University of Zimbabwe. He holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of Zimbabwe.
Dr. Pascale Ondoa
Director of Science and New Initiatives
Dr. Pascale Ondoa joined ASLM in December 2016 as its Director of Science and New Initiatives. Dr. Ondoa worked in academic research at the Institute of Tropical Medicine from 2002 to 2009. Between 2010 and 2016, she served as a senior scientist at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), University of Amsterdam. Her work covered the research and implementation aspects of various projects looking at HIV drug resistance in sub-Saharan Africa, exploring ways to mitigate barriers to laboratory test uptake, and addressing gaps in laboratory systems resources in African countries. Dr. Ondoa holds a medical degree (MD) from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, and a doctoral degree (PhD) in Biomedical Sciences (Virology) from the University of Antwerp. She brings her enthusiasm for international collaboration and her passion for building capacity on the African continent.
Director of Programs
Ms. Mah-Sere Keita serves as the Director of Programs for ASLM. She is a public health professional with 15+ years of experience managing global health programs, particularly in the fields of public health workforce development and improving the diagnosis of infectious diseases in low-resource settings. She has previously held leadership positions at the Catholic Relief Services-Mali, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Ms. Keita holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in pre-medicine biology from Boston College.