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WAPCMLS Secretary General/Registrar
Dr. Godswill Okara - Chairman, WAPCMLS Steering Board

From inception to their period of respective independence from their colonial masters, Medical Lab Scientists in the West African Region has always adopted the same training and practice of Medical Laboratory Science. However, in the mid-nineties, they realized the need to take the harmonization of the training and practice of Medical Laboratory Science to the next level of professional postgraduate education. This led to the formation of the scientific forum for Medical Laboratory Science professionals to discuss how to move the profession forward in West Africa.

The Medical Laboratory Science professionals in the process of realizing their vision, passed a joint resolution in June 2010 at Nairobi, Kenya on the need to establish a Postgraduate Professional Training programme leading to Fellowship award in order to meet the expanding dynamics of Medical Laboratory Science profession worldwide and the changing needs of the larger society in the delivery of Medical Laboratory Science services. The investiture of the foundation fellows, elected fellows and honorary fellows of the College will hold during the official inauguration of the College in Lagos on the 21st to 23rd February 2020.

The College is grateful for the support and contribution of the entire Medical Laboratory Science professionals in West Africa in bringing the vision of establishing the College a reality. Our appreciation also goes to the Director General of WAHO for the guidance and advice received from the organization during the initial process of the establishment of the College by the relevant stakeholders.