LabCap in action / Photo by Dr. Palmira Ventosilla
"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful."
In the world's richest countries, infectious diseases now account for only one out of 10 deaths, yet in resource-limited countries six in 10 still die of infectious diseases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Half of these deaths could be prevented.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM), through its LabCap Program, is ensuring the quality-assured implementation of new and existing diagnostic tools in resource-limited countries through onsite training and technical assistance. ASM is strengthening clinical microbiology laboratories by mobilizing its members to build human resource capacity for laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases.
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Questions? Please contact ASM LabCap staff.