The African Journal of Laboratory Medicine focuses on the role of the laboratory and its professionals in the clinical and public healthcare sectors, and is specifically based on an African frame of reference. View our Editorial Team.

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Taking the train of digital health and artificial intelligence to improve medical laboratory service in Africa: Key considerations  
Rajiv Erasmus, Pascale Ondoa
30 November 2023

Original Research

Impact of novel software on laboratory expenditure at an academic hospital in South Africa  
Zoliswa Mayekiso, Kelechi E. Oladimeji, Guillermo A. Pulido Estrada, Charles Hongoro, Teke R. Apalata
30 November 2023

Original Research

Serum-free light chain test utilisation at a South African academic laboratory and comparison with serum protein electrophoresis results  
Razia B. Banderker, Fatima B. Fazel, Annalise E. Zemlin, Aye-Aye Khine, Thumeka P. Jalavu
24 November 2023

Original Research

Role of CTX-M-15 gene in spread of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases among immunocompetent patients in Ghana  
Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Gloria D. Tawiah-Abrokwa, Enid Owusu, Francisca Duah, Daniel Oduro-Mensah, Paul Kwao, Bako Evariste, Appiah-Korang Labi
20 November 2023


Time to treat the climate and nature crisis as one indivisible global health emergency  
Kamran Abbasi, Parveen Ali, Virginia Barbour, Thomas Benfield, Kirsten Bibbins, Stephen Hancocks, Richard Horton, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Robert Mash, Peush Sahni, Wadeia M. Sharief, Paul Yonga, Chris Zielinski
20 November 2023

Review Article

Epidemic forecast and preparedness for explosive-cerebrospinal meningitis outbreak in Nigeria using the preventive vaccination strategy  
Iseimokumo C. Peletiri, Rosemary C. Nwachukwu C. Nwachukwu, Diweni C. Peletiri, Esther Q. Onoja, Charity T. Tulagha, Ikaprite I. Igbalibo, Grace M. Ayanbimpe, Eugene I. Ikey
17 November 2023

Original Research

Storage of Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture isolates in MicrobankTM beads at a South African laboratory  
Anura David, Lesley E. Scott, Pedro Da Silva, Elizabeth Mayne, Wendy S. Stevens
25 October 2023

Opinion Paper

Why pathogen genomics is crucial in Africa’s public health  
Lamech M. Mwapagha
22 September 2023

Original Research

Establishment of a stable proficiency testing matrix in transfusion microbiology in South Africa  
Xoliswa L. Mpumlwana, Winnie Kruger, Ute Jentsch
30 August 2023

Original Research

Missed opportunities for integrated testing of HIV and tuberculosis on the GeneXpert platform in Lesotho  
Gamuchirai P. Gwaza, Monkoe Leqheka, Tsietso Mots’oane, Sabine Dittrich, Kekeletso Kao
28 August 2023
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Vlog: Unveiling indigenous knowledge: A book discussion on integrative health care for indigenous women


Join us for an engaging book discussion https://shorturl.at/fjvE2 on indigenous knowledge in health care for indigenous women! Discover insights from the open-access book 'Working with Indigenous Knowledge: Strategies for Health Professionals'. Watch the video now! Read the book at https://shorturl.at/chwGS.

Posted: 2023-11-09

Event: Open Access Week 2023 - Embracing community over commercialisation


AOSIS is celebrating Open Access Week 2023! This year’s theme, ‘Community over Commercialisation’, aligns with our mission to democratise scholarly knowledge. We’ve curated three articles on open access  for you, please select each heading to read the full article:
1. Open access: A bridge to public interest amid commercialisation
2. Community over commercialisation: Combating knowledge monopolies in scholarly publishing
3. Knowledge for all: The rise and impact of open publishing platforms
By reading these articles, you’ll expand your horizons and deepen your understanding of the open access landscape.

Posted: 2023-10-23

Event: Experience the excitement of AOSIS Laureatus Awards 2023: Videos now available for viewing!


We are pleased to announce that the AOSIS Laureatus Awards 2023 videos are ready for viewing. This year’s awards, divided into three videos, is hosted by AOSIS’ Executive Chairman, Dr Pierre de Villiers, and our Chief Executive Officer, Cecile de Villiers. The three award categories are the Journal Indexing Awards, Journal Article Citations Awards, and the Book Downloads Awards. We invite you to join us to recognise the remarkable achievements of our editors and authors at the AOSIS Laureatus Awards (click here). We eagerly anticipate observing the remarkable accomplishments that our editors and authors will achieve this year.

Posted: 2023-10-26

Press Release: Announcing the impact of AJLM


The African Journal of Laboratory Medicine (AJLM) recently earned its inaugural journal impact factor score. With 250+ published articles, 1,700+ Crossref citations, and over 1.4 million article downloads, AJLM is making a significant impact in the field of laboratory medicine. Read the article at https://bit.ly/3RhYdrc

Posted: 2023-09-08

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Posted: 2022-01-27
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