ASLM2014 served as a platform for the international laboratory community to share best practices, acquire knowledge and debate innovative approaches for tackling the major health challenges posed by HIV, TB, malaria, flu, neglected tropical diseases and emerging pathogens.
- Provided information on the laboratory medicine landscape and needs in Africa
- Increased awareness of opportunities to invest in laboratory medicine amongst private, public and philanthropic donors
- Facilitated networking among participants, particularly for newcomers to African healthcare settings and markets
- Promoted the creation of public-private partnerships to ensure further development of both African laboratories and African diagnostics companies
ASLM2014 was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 30 November through 4 December 2014.