oa African Journal of Laboratory Medicine - Assuring the quality of diagnostic testing : the future is now : opinion paper

Volume 5 Number 2
  • ISSN : 2225-2002
  • E-ISSN: 2225-2010



In the 1 February 2006 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Petti et al. described laboratory medicine in Africa as a barrier to effective healthcare and highlighted the need for increased investment in laboratory services in Africa. In response to that article, Berkelman et al. 2 voiced their concern that laboratory services have become the 'Achilles heel' of global efforts to combat infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

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