Zambia Leads Charge as Chair of Newly Established Federation of African Laboratory Professionals (FALP).


Zambia, with representation by Mr Mutale Mubanga  – President of the Biomedical Society of Zambia (BMSZ), has been elected inaugural Chairperson for the newly formed Federation of Associations of Laboratory Professionals in Africa (FALPA).

This milestone, convened by the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM) on March 27, 2024, marks a pivotal moment in enhancing the role of laboratory professionals across the continent.

The decisive meeting brought together Presidents from National Laboratory Associations across African Member States, resulting in the establishment of a robust governance structure and the ushering in of the Leadership Team to serve a term of 3 years from 2024 to 2026.

Mr Mubanga will work alongside Vice Chairperson Alibu Patrick Denis from Uganda, Secretary Safari Kithi from Kenya, and elected representatives from Southern Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, and North Africa.

In his address to the Federation, Chairman Mutale Mubanga reiterated the organization’s dedication to leading advocacy efforts for the advancement of the laboratory profession in Africa.

He expressed gratitude to ASLM for its role in facilitating the establishment of this groundbreaking organization, poised to revolutionize the laboratory landscape on the continent.

The Federation is a unified voice advocating for the recognition, advancement, and regulation of the laboratory profession across African countries, ultimately contributing to improved health outcomes continent-wide.

Mr. Nqobile Ndlovu, CEO of ASLM, extends his heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected leadership, emphasizing the pivotal role of the Federation in connecting associations across the continent to elevate the laboratory profession and enhance health outcomes in Africa.


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