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Associations

ACB

The Association of Clinical Biochemists  

APHL

Association of Public Health Laboratories

dvta

German Association of Medical Technologists (only in German)

HAMLO

Work group of the Dutch association of medical laboratory technicians provides aid to medical laboratories in developing countries (only in Dutch)

IFMLS

International Federation of  Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

SMLTSA

South African Association of Medical Technologists 

Bacteriology                                                                                                                                                               TOP

CDC

CDC's Division of STD Prevention web page - Download or order hardcopy of CDC Laboratory Guidelines: Screening to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
infections - Very comprehensive!
  Rehydrate Educational CD-Rom, Interactive Tutorials - Diarrhoeal Diseases

IRC

International Resource Center for the Prevention of Blindness - Laboratory Manual and Guide to Management of Microbial Keratitis 

LM

Lab Methods for Biochemical Tests in Bacteriology, University of Texas - Houston

Rapid Diagnostics

Rapid Diagnostic Tests web site - HealthTech, Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health - On-line resources

USC

University of South Carolina - Department of Microbiology and Immunology - On-line Textbook, Audio/Video Lectures

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

Hematology                                                                                                                                                              TOP

LH

Laboratory Hematology is the official journal of the International Society for Laboratory Hematology

UV

University of Virginia - Basic Hematology (Images and Tutorial)

HIV/AIDs                                                                                                                                                                  TOP

Rapid Diagnostics

Rapid Diagnostic Tests web site - HealthTech, Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health - On-line resources

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

WHO

WHO's HIV Diagnostic Guidelines

Lab Books and Teaching Aids                                                                                                                                  TOP

AMREF

The African Medical & Research Foundation

FreeBooks

Free Books on Line (a number of books cover laboratory medicine - link to free Journals) 

HCM

Health Communications Material Network - Clipart for Health Communication

HEALTHLINK

Healthlink Worldwide (Formerly known as AHRTAG)

TALC

Teaching-Aids at Low Cost (Here you can purchase the Wellcome Trust CD-Roms)

THT

Tropical Health Technology

UoW

University of Washington, Laboratory Training Software (15 days free trial) Also visit Evaluation of TUTOR Software in Nepal!

WHO Publications

The World Health Organization, Marketing and Dissemination 

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

Lab Resources                                                                                                                                                          TOP

Lab Explorer

Portal for Laboratory Specific Information catering to the American Market  

MediLexicon

MediLexicon contains searches, information, news and resources for the medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare professional.  

PubMed Central

Digital Archive of life sciences literature

Supercourse

PowerPoint Presentation lectures  

Lab Results                                                                                                                                                              TOP

Lab Tests Online

Website of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry that explains laboratory tests to patients 

Lab Supplies                                                                                                                                                              TOP

DHT

Developing Health Technology - Gordon-Keeble Division - A "not for profit organisation" established to provide low cost and appropriate equipment for use in developing, aid or disaster areas

DHT - Haemoglobin Meter

Developing Health Technology - Advanced design electronic Haemoglobin Meter - Widely used in the Tropics

Gordon-Keeble

Gordon-Keeble Laboratory Products

IDA

International Dispensary Association - World's largest not-for-profit supplier of essential medicines and medical supplies

Lab Technology                                                                                                                                                          TOP

GATE

German Appropriate Technology Exchange

Rapid Diagnostics

Rapid Diagnostic Tests web site - HealthTech, Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health - On-line resources

PATH

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health  (Health Tech)

Leprosy                                                                                                                                                                        TOP

AHRI 

Armauer Hansen Research Institute for mycobacterial research - Offers yearly postgraduate African Fellowship

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

Malaria                                                                                                                                                                        TOP

Rapid Diagnostics

Rapid Diagnostic Tests web site - HealthTech, Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health - On-line resources

Royal Perth Hospital 

Royal Perth Hospital, Division of Laboratory Medicine, Malaria On-Line Project

USC

University of South Carolina - Department of Microbiology and Immunology - On-line Textbook

WHO WPRO

Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests - On-line resources - WHO, Western Pacific Region

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

Management                                                                                                                                                                 TOP

MAKER

Management for health service delivery - Management of health facilities - Laboratories - MAKER - Managers taking Action based on Knowledge for Effective use of resources to achieve Results  WHO site with a wealth of information on effective management and Quality Assurance

Mycology                                                                                                                                                                    TOP

CNCM

Canadian National Center for Mycology - Laboratory Identification of Dermatophytes (Growth Morphology and Microscopic Images) 

USC

University of South Carolina - Department of Microbiology and Immunology - On-line Textbook

Parasitology                                                                                                                                                              TOP

CDF

Atlas of Parasitology  - University of Delaware (Nice differentiation by area of infection)

DP

Diagnostic Parasitology  - University of Delaware (Good collection of Images - Downloading only with consent of Don Lehman)

DPDx

CDC Division of Parasitic Diseases - Identification and Diagnosis of Parasites (Image Library and Diagnostic Procedures) Excellent!

FJ

Filaria Journal accepts original papers on filarial infections including onchocerciasis and guinea worm (dracunculiasis). Free and open access online journal.

Rapid Diagnostics

Rapid Diagnostic Tests web site - HealthTech, Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health - On-line resources

KSU

Kansas State University - Human parasitology tutorial (Images with Questions and Answers)

PROVLAB

PROVLAB Alberta, Canada - Artifacts of Parasites (A website to assist microscopists in the differentiation of clinically important parasites from artifact) Excellent!

USC

University of South Carolina - Department of Microbiology and Immunology - On-line Textbook

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

Publications                                                                                                                                                              TOP

EPT

Electronic Publishing Trust for Development

INASP

International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications

Quality Control                                                                                                                                                        TOP

CLSI

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute - Globally recognized voluntary consensus standards developing organization

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

STD                                                                                                                                                                          TOP

CDC

CDC's Division of STD Prevention web page - Download or order hardcopy of CDC Laboratory Guidelines: Screening to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
infections - Very comprehensive!

WHO

WHO's HIV Diagnostic Guidelines

Training                                                                                                                                                                     TOP

HT

At the Health Training website you can find a vast list of postgraduate training programs in international health - Search under the Topic: Diagnostic Methods and Laboratory Techniques

Tuberculosis                                                                                                                                                              TOP

HST

Health Systems Trust (Article on Implementing Proficiency Testing for TB Smear Training)

IUATLD

International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

WT

Wellcome Trust  - Educational CD-ROM  Available through TALC

UN Agencies                                                                                                                                                              TOP

UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS

WHO

The World Health Organization

Waste Management                                                                                                                                                   TOP

WHO

WHO website for Health-care waste management

DMU

De Montfort University in Leicester, United Kingdom. - Medical Waste Incinerator - with guidelines for construction

UVA/OEHS

University of Virginia, Office of Environmental Health and Safety - Laboratory Safety Issues

UVA/OEHS

University of Virginia, Office of Environmental Health and Safety - Waste Management Decision Tree  (Selection by type of waste)
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