• Professional skills and knowledge
  • Enactment of the MLSCN 2003 Law
  • Membership strength
  • National Medical Laboratory Service policy
  • Functional National Secretariat and state chapters
  • Strong professional bonding among members


  • Available fund from donor agencies and development partners
  • Available technical assistance from development partners and donors, such as K4Health, MSH
  • Affiliation with international professional bodies e.g. IFBLS, ASLM, FAAMLS
  • Media partnership


  • Liberalization of Point of Care Test
  • Quackery – unlicensed persons trained and certified by some agencies to conduct Medical tests with computer scans or rapid test kits
  • Professional politics - misinterpretation of professional enabling laws which leads to unnecessary professional scuffles and distractions
  • Malpractice - trained and licensed personnel short-changing patients etc.
  • Poor public perception, Cultural and Religious sensitivity which affects demand for health care service
  • Government, international donor agencies and IPs exclude private sector from their programs
  • Insecurity in some parts of the country
  • Epileptic power supply


  • Members apathy - weak commitment by few members to the Association’s objectives and goal
  • Lack of understanding of Government policies by some members
  • Weak financial base