In September
2018, DATOS’ Linda Oskam worked closely together with the National TB
Laboratory Expert (NTLE) of Malawi, Dr. Mirriam Nyenje. The current visit was
the last one of four missions sponsored by Challenge TB that aimed at mentoring
Dr. Nyenje and assisting with the strengthening of the TB laboratory network.
During the current mission the emphasis was on the future: action plans were
prepared for the introduction of new technologies, (further) upgrading of the culture
laboratories in the country and the mentoring of the zonal supervisors by Dr.
Nyenje. At the end of the mission Dr. Nyenje received a Certificate of Recognition
for all the new activities she initiated and the hard work she has performed to improve the TB laboratory services in Malawi during
the timeframe of the project.