Critical Shortage of Pathologists in Africa Triggers Calls for More Training Programs and Incentives to Increase the Number of Skilled Histopathologists
A critical shortage of pathologists in southern Africa is hindering the ability of medical laboratories in the region to properly diagnose and classify diseases
Countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) are currently dealing with a severe scarcity of pathologists. More pathologists are needed in the region to examine samples and interpret medical laboratory tests in order to ensure patients receive proper treatment.
There are a total of fifteen countries in SADC: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Dark Daily has regularly written about the issues affecting medical laboratory testing in developing nations throughout the world. There are three challenges that are common to most of these countries: (more…)