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Who is SALDA

The Southern African Laboratory Diagnostic Association is a body that represents laboratory medicine in Southern Africa. It is a single voice around IVD’s. It is a collaboration of multinational and local companies which distribute In Vitro Diagnostic tests. Salda has a constitution and operates under a code of ethics.

  • SALDA engages with the following stakeholders active in the IVD industry
  • Laboratory Medicines Group
  • SALDA Members
  • South African Medical Devices Association
  • Marketing Code Authority
  • Medicines Control Council and the Department of Health
  • NHLS HTA Process
  • African Society for Laboratory Medicines

Achievements and recognition

  • Legislation relating to the Medicines and Related Substances Act as amended by Act 72 and Act 14
  • Improvements to the NHLS HTA process
  • Congress consolidation
  • African forum which updates members on the regulatory environment in East , West, North And Southern African Countries.
  • Ethical engagement within the market through the Marketing Code Authority

Challenges faced and future Goals

  • To promote and provide support for local business and manufacturing of IVDs
  • Harmonized policies around Point of Care
  • To maintain momentum and impact beyond the marketplace
  • To add tangible value to the businesses of our members
  • To unify our stakeholders within the pillars of pathology.
  • To encourage active participation in activities within the SALDA membership through the influence of the “Market Value” portfolio
  • To uphold good governance within SALDA, Exco members and meetings
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