NHLS News


2015 News Archive


  • These SA drones bring healing, not war

    SHEREE BEGA IT'S CALLED the e-Juba, and Professor Barry Mendelow and his team at the National Health Laboratory Service believe the lightweight electronic carrier pigeon can help save lives in some of the most remote parts of South Africa. For more than a decade, the Wits emeritus professor has led a novel research project involving Denel and drone researchers, which has shown how pre-pro- grammed robotic medical couriers can be used to ferry medical cargoes between rural clinics and...

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    08 October 2015
  • NHLS announces appointment of CEO

    Date: 1 September 2015   NHLS announces appointment of CEO “This appointment is extra special for the organisation as Ms Mogale is the first black woman to be appointed in this role since the organisation’s inception in 2001.” The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) is proud to announce that its current Interim CEO Ms Joyce Mogale has been appointed as its new CEO, with effect from 1 September 2015. Ms Mogale takes over the reins from Mr Sagie Pillay, who...

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    14 September 2015
  • The National Health Laboratory Service receives international accolades

    Congratulations to the NHLS for winning the prestigious international award in ‘European Quality’ in the healthcare sphere category on 1 July 2015 at Montreux, Switzerland. The award is in recognition of the safe and effective treatment methods, the highly professional medical staff and service quality in accordance to the European standards. Organisations that aspire to high quality standards are candidates for a Swiss Quality award and the NHLS is highly honoured to be a...

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    03 July 2015
  • The National Health Laboratory Service recognised on world stage

    “The nomination serves as recognition and affirmation of the NHLS’ position as a leader in pathology and diagnostic services on the African continent.”   The National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) has been nominated by the Swiss Institute for Quality Standards (SIQS) and the Socrates Committee for the prestigious international award in ‘European Quality’ in the healthcare sphere category, which will be presented at Montreux, Switzerland during the Summit...

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    26 June 2015
  • Health laboratories back on even keel, minister says

    HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he has "righted the troubled ship" of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) as provinces are now paying their bills on time, and it is moving closer to resolving its disputes with Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. The NHLS is the backbone of the health system as it provides the blood tests needed to diagnose and monitor diseases ranging from HIV to cervical cancer. Not only do its facilities provide all the tests ordered for public sector...

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    25 June 2015