partnership will bring pathology services to the DRC to help stem rapid growth of non-communicable diseases and to provide patients at the BMMH with access to rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care and treatment.
New histo-pathology lab scheduled to open in 2019. Lab training will be provided by ASCP histology consultants.
The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation has partnered with The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to provide patients in the DRC access to rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care and treatment. ASCP will bring telepathology to the Congo by building a histopathology lab at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital and they have already made plans for the lab’s installation. This initiative will bring together ASCP, GE Healthcare and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation to build and staff a histopathology lab in the Congo to diagnose cancer earlier, provide appropriate treatment, and establish a sustainable laboratory infrastructure in the country. ASCP, together with its coalition partners, is committing $155 million over 10 years in diagnostic services, equipment, training and technical support for the multi-site telepathology program. GE Healthcare is a premier partner and is dedicating $1.2 million dollars in equipment over a five year period. We anticipate that the histopathology lab will open in Fall 2019.