Lancet Series on Global Pathology

The Lancet Medical Journal recently published a series of three papers pertaining to pathology and laboratory medicine in low and middle income countries, a subject that is underrepresented in the global discussion about universal health coverage.  This series, launched on March 15th at the CUGH Conference in New York, aims to start and accelerate global efforts to strengthen this neglected part of medicine. The first paper examines the current barriers in resource-poor settings.


ASAP's article, "Improving Anatomic Pathology in sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care" was published on February 18th, 2018 in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

This article discusses the results of ASAP's project to determine the best of three approaches to training pathologists in sub-Saharan Africa to perform pathologic cancer staging of breast, cervix, prostate, and colorectal cancers. 

FNAC, Gynae, and Fluids Tutorial in Johannesburg, January 4th-7th, 2018

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Foundation, the University of the Witwatersrand, Lancet Laboratories, and National Health Laboratory Services will be hosting a Fine Needle Aspiration, Effusion, and Gynaecological Cytology Tutorial in Johannesburg from January 4th-7th, 2018.

This tutorial offers some excellent speakers at Witswaterrand University, and will give participants the opportunity to visit South Africa and nearby countries.

ASAP is now a member of Global Giving!

ASAP is proud to announce that we are now vetted and approved members of Global Giving! We successfully completed the March Accelerator program, raising $5,525.61 from 52 donors! Check out the press release!

In addition, our project on Global Giving will continue to receive donations! Check out our project!


Alexia Eslan, Mike Wilson, and Shahin Sayed presented a poster on the final results of ASAP's NCI PAR 15-155 Project, Improving Anatomic Pathology in sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care, at the CUGH Conference in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 8th!

ASAP's Global Giving Campaign is NOW LIVE!

March 13th marks the first day of ASAP's Global Giving campaign!

The accelerator campaign will run from March 13th to March 31st. During this time, ASAP needs to raise $5,000 for our project, Training African Pathologists in Cancer Diagnosis, from 40 different donors. If we are successful, we will become permanent members of Global Giving, and we will be able to continue to fundraise for one or more of our projects through this platform.

Third NCI PAR 15-155 Workshop

ASAP recently completed the third workshop in its workshop series titled “Improving Anatomic Pathology in Sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care”. This workshop, held at Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi from January 6th-8th, featured a teaching style that blended case-based teaching methods with traditional lectures. The workshop had 21 participants from Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, and Botswana.

AJCP's "An Essential Pathology Package for Low- and Middle-Income Countries"

Check out the recent publication from the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, "An Essential Pathology Package for Low- and Middle-Income Countries"!

This publication reviews the current status of pathology services in LMIC's and provides guidance to policy makers as countries move toward universal health care systems. Four of the authors, Mike Wilson, John Flanigan, Ken Fleming, and Modupe Kuti, are ASAP members!