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

  • Ebola: Deployment Of Field Laboratory To West Africa

    DEPLOYMENT OF FIELD LABORATORY TO WEST AFRICA The National Institute for Communicable Diseases, a Division in the NHLS deployed a specialist team in response to the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak to Sierra Leone on 16th August 2014.

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  • Update On The Patient Admitted At Charlotte Maxeke Hospital

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  • SADC EBOLA Statement

    An extra ordinary meeting of the SADC ministers of Health on the Ebola outbreak was held yesterday, in Johannesburg.

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  • No Confirmed Cases Of Ebola Virus Disease In South Africa

    Johannesburg, July 30, 2014 - There is an ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa, with over 1 200 cases and 670 deaths reported to date in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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  • 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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