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Welcome to the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)

National Health Laboratory ServicesThe National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) was established in 2001 by an Act of Parliament, amalgamating the former South African Institute for Medical Research (SAIMR), National Institute for Virology and National Centre for Occupational Health as well as University and Provincial Pathology Laboratories.

Our specialised institutes include the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH), and the South African Vaccine Producers (SAVP), as our subsidiary.

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HCP CORONAVIRUS TOOLKIT

February 3rd, 2020|

TRAINING POWERPOINT FOR PORT HEALTH RE IPC THE FACILITY READINESS CHECKLIST THE TEACHING/TRAINING SLIDES SPECIMEN SUBMISSION FORM CASE INVESTIGATION FORM 2019-NCOV QUICK REFERENCE FOR HEALTH WORKERS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [...]

Innovative “invisible ink” detects TB

March 2nd, 2018|

Professor Bavesh Kana and his team at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), Johannesburg, together with international researchers have pioneered an innovative process to detect TB bacteria by adding [...]

Situation report on Listeriosis Outbreak, South Africa, 2017

December 4th, 2017|

Report issued by: Centre for Enteric Diseases (CED) and Division of Public Health Surveillance and Response, Outbreak Response Unit (ORU), National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)/ National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS). Note: Data is the [...]

NHLS ResearchResearch 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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NHLS TrainingThe 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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Milestones

2001 - 2018

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