Africabio Enterprises to Host ‘Celebrate Lab Week’



Allied Health Professionals will gather at the Monrovia City Hall tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, for an event titled “Celebrate Lab Week!”  

The conference, which is scheduled to be opened by Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo, will highlight Liberia’s diagnostic environment.

The one-day event, which is being hosted by Africabio Enterprises, Inc., will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dr. Francis Kateh, Chief Medical Officer-Designate of the Republic of Liberia, will launch the event with an opening statement and participate in a Plenary Session sponsored by the World Health Organization

Ms. Candace Eastman, CEO of Africabio Enterprises Inc., said “Focusing on the clinical laboratory is long overdue in Liberia.   Let us ensure that beyond Ebola, we begin to prioritize diagnostics.  It cuts across every area of medicine and impacts the status of our healthcare system overall.

“This conference,” Ms. Eastman added, “not only provides allied health professionals with the tools they need to start to increase supply and demand in this arena.  It also sets a stage to promote the creation of jobs in healthcare.”

Although the conference is in celebration of lab week, it cuts across allied health with workshops focused on quality, biosafety, laboratory science and research.  For more information, access the website at or call 770 641 626 or 880 268 301.  General Admission to the conference is US$50.  

Africabio has extended thanks to the sponsors of the event, which include host-sponsors, Fouta Corporation and World Health Organization (WHO); Leadership sponsors, UMARCO Liberia, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company; and supporters – Heartt, BK-Pharmacy, Med Air, Amethyst Technologies, BIO Ventures for Global Health and Prestige Motors Corporation.

Also being thanked are the participants.  These are the  Ministry of Health, Centers  for Disease Control (CDC), Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research (LIBR), National Public Health Reference Laboratory (NPHRL), Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU), U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disease (AMRID), University of Liberia (UL), Cuttington University (CU)and Mother Patern  School of Health Sciences (MPSHS). 


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