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HIV/AIDS

22 July 2009

SA Aids labs copied across Africa

A local company's idea to convert shipping containers into high-tech Aids laboratories should be copied across Africa, an executive for its US medical equipment supplier said.

A South African company's idea to convert shipping containers into high-tech Aids laboratories should be copied across Africa, an executive for its US medical equipment supplier said.

Gugulethu is the site of the first containerised Aids laboratory from Toga Labs, a private South African molecular diagnostics laboratory. BD supplies equipment to the lab. With its multitude of tin shacks, poor water supplies and limited electricity access, Gugulethu is typical of poor settlements across Africa.


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