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AASM - Asian -African Society of Mycobacteriology

Mission

The AASM is committed to :

  • Establish a network of laboratories with the objective of enhancing quality control and quality assurance of mycobacteriology within the inter- and intra-regions in AASM countries.
  • Promote the advancement of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Mycobacterial diseases.
  • Review and participate in the development of new-diagnostic tests and kits for the rapid detection of mycobacterium.
  • Collaborate and participate in the introduction of new drug(s) and design protocols for the treatment of mycobacterial diseases.
  • Invest and collaborate with laboratories whose activities are directed towards research and development of new vaccines for tuberculosis and other mycobacterial diseases.
  • Facilitate exchange of ideas and information through scientific meetings and publications.
  • Promote inter- and intra-regional cooperation aimed at the prevention of mycobacterial diseases within AASM countries.
  • Promote M.D, PhD and specialist training programmes within the AASM countries and in collaboration with other established universities throughout the world.
  • Secure funding for researcher(s) in the development of new
  • diagnostic kits and procedures.
  • Facilitate and promote research on mycobacterial diseases for outstanding researchers.
  • Advise, collaborate and participate with governmental and non-governmental agencies in matters of common interest.
  • Establish and maintain close linkages with international agencies involved in the prevention of mycobacterial diseases worldwide ( e.g., WHO, CDC,ASM,IUATLD,. etc).
  • Raise funds and seek donations to support activities in the prevention of mycobacterial diseases.