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Preparing national tiered laboratory systems and networks to advance diagnostics in Africa and meet the continent’s health agenda: Insights into priority areas for improvement

Pascale Ondoa, Nqobile Ndlovu, Mah-Sere Keita, Marguerite Massinga-Loembe, Yenew Kebede, Collins Odhiambo, Teferi Mekonen, Aytenew Ashenafi, Amha Kebede, John Nkengasong
African Journal of Laboratory Medicine | Vol 9, No 2 | a1103 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ajlm.v9i2.1103 | © 2020 Pascale Ondoa, Nqobile Ndlovu, Mah-Sere Keita, Marguerite Massinga-Loembe, Yenew Kebede, Collins Odhiambo, Teferi Mekonen, Aytenew Ashenafi, Amha Kebede, John Nkengasong | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 September 2019 | Published: 21 September 2020

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Pascale Ondoa, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Academic Medical Centre, Department of Global Health, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nqobile Ndlovu, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mah-Sere Keita, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Marguerite Massinga-Loembe, Africa Centres for Disease, Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Yenew Kebede, Africa Centres for Disease, Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Collins Odhiambo, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Teferi Mekonen, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Aytenew Ashenafi, Africa Centres for Disease, Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Amha Kebede, African Society for Laboratory Medicine, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
John Nkengasong, Africa Centres for Disease, Control and Prevention, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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uptake of diagnostic technology; laboratory networks; laboratory systems; Africa; health

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