In 2012 Roche and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) formed a five-year partnership to strengthen training for diagnostics workers in Africa. The goal is to improve laboratory services, including certification courses for pathologists, molecular diagnostics and quality management. The partnership will include collaboration with the African Society for Laboratory Medicine, increasing the sustainability of the partnership.
To address the lack of trained diagnostic workers and laboratory capacity, Roche opened the Roche Scientific Campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012. The training centre aims to provide:
The facility boasts five self-contained laboratories with the latest technological tools in chemistry, haematology, molecular biology, tissue diagnostics and sequencing. Training is conducted by certified trainers and experts, in collaboration with local and international organisations.
|Location||Eastern Africa, West Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa|