Welcome to the NHLS
The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is the largest diagnostic pathology service in South Africa with the responsibility of supporting the national and provincial health departments in the delivery of healthcare.

The NHLS provides laboratory and related public health services to over 80% of the population through a national network of laboratories.

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NHLS Annual Report

Research

NHLS research Research conducted covers a wide spectrum of activities in the pathology and surveillance disciplines. The research agenda covers the priority diseases within South Africa, such as HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, pneumococcal infections, occupational health, screening for cervical cancer and malnutrition.

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Training

NHLS training The teaching programme includes the training of medical technologists and technicians in association with the universities of technology. The training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical, dental and other health professionals is done through the pathology and public health departments based at the medical and dental schools.

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Latest News

  • Launch Of The 2012 South African National HIV Prevalence, Incidence And Behaviour Survey Report

    01 April 2014 The report is the fourth one its kind and provides an important insights into the state of the HIV Epidemic in South Africa since 2002.

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  • Getting To Zero TB - Tackling HIV And TB Drug Resistance

    19 March 2014 Press Release   Getting to zero TB - tackling HIV and TB drug resistance World TB Day 2014   World TB Day, on the 24 March, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and control efforts.

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  • Press Release

    Potent HIV antibodies fast tracks the development of an AIDS vaccine The discovery of how a woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), was reported today by a...

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  • South African HIV/AIDS Trial Scoops USAID Award

    The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) 004 Tenofovir gel trial was today announced the winner of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Science and Technology Pioneers Prize.

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  • A Time For Reflection On The Passing Away Of Tata Mandela

    South Africans awoke to the devastating news that our leader and father of the nation is no more.

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