oa CSIR Science Scope - CSIR collaborates with NHLS to improve pathology services : ideas that empower
|Article Title||CSIR collaborates with NHLS to improve pathology services : ideas that empower|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||6 - 7|
Core challenges of modern pathology service delivery in South Africa include a scarcity of diagnostic skills and the inability to meet the high volume and complex disease burdens encountered in medical practice. The problem is most acute in remote areas, as the country's pathology specialists are mostly located in major cities. The CSIR has joined forces with the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) to develop digital pathology technology to help train experts remotely and to extend these services to all corners of South Africa.
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