What is SLMTA?

SLMTA is a PEPFAR flagship program for strengthening laboratory systems. It was launched in 2009 simultaneously with the SLIPTA program, which provides a stepwise approach to measuring progress towards accreditation. While SLIPTA measures the laboratory quality by conducting audits, SLMTA provides the how-to with training and mentoring. These 2 programs complement each other and together they provide the tools and processes needed to turn the aspirations of lab accreditation into reality. There is no doubt that the laboratory landscape has been transformed in the past 15 years.

SLMTA is not just one training curriculum, but a series of learning tools created overtime in response to the evolving laboratory needs.

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Accomplishment To Date

To date, SLMTA has been implemented in 1643 laboratories in 56 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and even the Oceania. It has helped 397 laboratories attain accreditation to international standards.

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What do we want to achieve ?

  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Goals
Better patient outcomes through sustainable quality laboratory systems and universal access to accurate, reliable, and timely laboratory results for correct diagnosis worldwide.
To transform the laboratory system by strengthening quality management systems aligned to international standards using a continuous quality improvement approach, and by fostering a quality culture based on excellence of services.
To implement the SLMTA/ SLIPTA* program and set laboratories on their path to accreditation as a measure to assure quality diagnosis, disease surveillance and outbreak response.

*SLIPTA - Stepwise Laboratory Quality Improvement Process Towards Accreditation

My SLMTA Story

David Cortes, Panama
David Cortes, Panama
Siyem Christa, Cameroon
Siyem Christa, Cameroon
Khadijat Adabale, Nigeria
Khadijat Adabale, Nigeria
Jeanne KASALI, DRC
Jeanne KASALI, DRC
Theophilus Ugbem, Nigeria
Theophilus Ugbem, Nigeria
Lucia Sisya, Zimbabwe
Lucia Sisya, Zimbabwe
Vianna Rojas, Dominican Rep.
Vianna Rojas, Dominican Rep.
Fany Cardenas, Peru
Fany Cardenas, Peru
Dr. Isabel Pinto, Mozambique
Dr. Isabel Pinto, Mozambique
Dr. Cidalia Tembe, Mozambique
Dr. Cidalia Tembe, Mozambique
Susan Tovela, Mozambique
Susan Tovela, Mozambique
Anthony Okure G., South Sudan
Anthony Okure G., South Sudan
Tanzania  Country Story
Tanzania Country Story
Rose Achiro and Wani Stephen, South Sudan
Rose Achiro and Wani Stephen, South Sudan
Chipo Chimedza, Zimbabwe
Chipo Chimedza, Zimbabwe
Ihisa Peter D., South Sudan
Ihisa Peter D., South Sudan
Dr. Aminu Bashir Mohd., Nigeria
Dr. Aminu Bashir Mohd., Nigeria
Cambodia Country Story
Cambodia Country Story
Nigeria Country Story
Nigeria Country Story
Juma Chaplain K., South Sudan
Juma Chaplain K., South Sudan
Kukila Jonathan, DRC
Kukila Jonathan, DRC

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SLMTA in Action

Photographs of SLMTAns in action


SLMTA in Print

AJLM's special supplement on SLMTA ‐ evidence of our successes and lessons learned

SLMTA in Motion

Check out the SLMTA music video produced by CDC-Vietnam (featuring David C Murray)