Improving the Clinic-Laboratory Interface – A symposium looking at how to improve the Clinic-Lab-Interface (CLI) in both stable epidemics and explosive outbreaks

Sponsors: SEAD Consulting
Date: Monday, 10 December 2018
Time: 9:00-10:30
Location: Osun

No invitations necessary; open to all conference registrants


  • Policy makers
  • Pathologists
  • Technologists
  • Outbreak coordinators
  • Government laboratory leadership
  • Epidemiologists

An exciting opportunity to explore a systems approach to improving the clinic-laboratory interface (CLI)!

This session seeks to bring together conference attendees to exchange on ways to assist with the implementation of Africa CDC’s strategic priorities related to surveillance, information systems, and laboratory capacity, and discuss the implementation of National Public Health Institutes (NPHI) in the African member states.


  • A systems-level view of the CLI
  • A policy view of continental CLI initiatives
  • A view of improving the CLI in stable epidemics
  • A view on setting up CLIs for outbreak control
  • Practical information on tools to improve the CLI


  • Dr Tim Tucker –SEAD –Symposium Chair -SA
  • Dr John Nkengasong –Africa CDC -Ethiopia
  • Ms Amanda Mohlala –SEAD -SA
  • Dr William Ampofo –Noguchi Memorial Inst. -Ghana