The Work of Global Outreach


Center for Global Health

Since its inception, ASCP Global Outreach has been working around the world since 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.

Lee H. Hilborne, MD, MPH, FASCP, DLM(ASCP)CM, Past President
of ASCP and 2012 winner of the Ward Burdick Award for
Distinguished Service to Pathology, discusses ASCP's global mission at the 2012 ASCP Annual Meeting in Boston.