Center for Global Health
Since its inception, ASCP Center for Global Health (formerly known as Global Outreach) has been working around the world to improve laboratory quality and patient health outcomes. ASCP staff and consultants have facilitated over 120 trainings, workshops, and mentorships as well as trained more than 2,200 laboratory professionals and medical laboratory instructors worldwide. These activities have comprised subject-specific, hands-on trainings as well as university curriculum improvement, teacher trainings, and laboratory accreditation and quality improvement projects.
ASCP works closely with its CDC partners as well as local Ministries of Health, higher education institutions, and national reference laboratories to determine each country’s needs.
All activities follow a scope of work that is closely aligned with the country’s National Plan for Laboratories to achieve maximum impact.
PEPFAR Laboratory Training Cooperative Agreement
ASCP received a $5.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of a five-year cooperative agreement to support laboratory training and quality improvement for diagnosis and laboratory monitoring of HIV/AIDS patients in resource-limited countries.
Ultimately, this program will serve to enhance laboratory testing practices and enhance the quality of laboratory testing services, in order to improve the effectiveness of HIV diagnostics, care, treatment services, and interventions.