In December 2018, the African Society for Laboratory Medicine organized its biannual conference in Abuja, Nigeria. I was present to give three presentations:

* Introduction of the Fleming Fund (on behalf of Mott Macdonald)
* Policy and planning for sustainable Public Health networks
* Developing competencies for different levels of laboratory workers

I also chaired a session on Biosafety and Biosecurity together with Dr. Abdoulaye Nikiema and the session on human resource development.

In between sessions, I met with many alumni and colleagues to discuss the past, the present and the future.