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April 2013 – We report on collaborative efforts that lead to the successful establishment of a pathology laboratory at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi.

Building a pathology laboratory in Malawi

S Gopal, R Krysiak, G Liomba.

The Lancet, Oncology

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Until recently, the Malawian capital of Lilongwe was without diagnostic pathology services, which left many patients with cancer facing serious diagnostic delays. Through collaboration with the University of North Carolina and other partners, a pathology laboratory was successfully established at Kamuzu Central Hospital in July, 2011, providing an essential foundation for cancer diagnosis and research in the country’s largest city.