Our vision is to ensure that we are able to serve our communities with diagnosis that is not only fast and accurate but private as well and also with price low enough for everyone to be able to afford. SsahiPath intends to ensure that we not only meet but exceed the expectation of our own and become the preferred diagnostics center in sub-Saharan Africa.

We are building SsahiPath to become the largest, leading and standard medical diagnostic laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa. Even though we will be offering major diagnostic services such as clinical pathology, hematology, ultrasound, Flow Cytometry, Electron Microscopy, CT scan, x-ray services, microbiology, and biochemistry; we will also be offering additional services such as consultancy and advisory services as well as medical support services in order to boost the bottom line of our project.


SsahiPath is managed by African physicians, scholars, and engineers, highly educated in Europe and North America. We help our own be at their best by, not only, providing the best possible medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging services to our communities but, also, educating them about what causes and early signs of cancer and other malignant diseases to include diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, stroke etc. We provide information about healthy behaviors and lifestyles to reduce these risk factors and even prevent some cancers.

We value making it easier for people to get the tests and the care that they need, encouraging countries to aim at integrated tiered referral networks, promoting quality system improvement and accreditation, developing laboratory policies and strategic plans, enhancing training and laboratory workforce development and a retention strategy, creating career paths for local laboratory professionals, establishing public–private partnerships.

Current Events

Keynote speaker for the National Forum on the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)
Date: 27th - 28th August 2019
Location:Gaborone, Bostwana
Bishop Dr. Audley N. James
The First Needs Assessment Workshop
Date: 24th - 26th July 2019
Location: Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital, Gaborone, Bostwana
The Canada-Africa Business Conference
Healthcare/Medical Diagnostic
Date: 26th - 27th March 2019
Location: GICC, Gaborone, Bostwana

The Need And Problem

Quality Laboratories

As of 2014, 37 of 49 (over 75%) sub-Saharan African countries do not have clinical laboratories that are accredited.
Only 380 accredited laboratories in sub-Saharan Africa1
In 2013, 0.3% (3/954) of laboratories in Kampala, Uganda met international standards for laboratory accreditation (only 5% met WHO-AFRO SLIPTA standards)

91% are in South Africa while 35 are accredited clinical laboratories in all of sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa)
In USA alone, there were over 35,000 accredited laboratories in 20131,2
Accredited labs in sub-Saharan Africa is only 0.01% of what USA has! 0.001% if you exclude South Africa

Laboratory Personnel

Only 1 pathologist per 1 million people in sub-Saharan Africa
58% of laboratory professionals in Addis Ababa don’t have adequate staff to cover laboratory services

60-62% of laboratory professionals in Addis Ababa (laboratory heads, supervisors, experts, and quality officers) did not participate in work-related training activities including continuing education programs

Comprehensive Laboratory Services

Poor and lack of equipment that strains medical facilities and labs
Limited laboratory services provided
Limited resources across the board

Lack of state-of-the-art technology creating a gap
Lack of up-to-date protocols impacting day-today activities

Advocating and working for health

Pathology today is laboratory focused, with the attendant benefits of consistency and reliability. We bring next-generation pathology services that ensure progress in obtaining faster, better, personalized, and more-integrated results for patients.

Our model is to stay ahead of traditional anatomic pathology services by providing services with comprehensive report that would integrate imaging, biochemical, histologic, molecular genetics, cytogenetic, genomic, and epigenetic analyses into a cohesive, clinically relevant, and valuable diagnostic, predictive, and prognostic document.

We believe that such vision emphasizes the need for subspecialists to span the breadth of current laboratory technologies and to centralize them under the aegis of a particular organ system or group of diseases.

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Empowering Women

SsahiPath understands that interventions to improve women’s health that focus solely on public health issues are missing the fundamental interconnectedness of health with other factors in society. We believe that recognizing it is the starting point for the multisectoral rethinking of health care strategies that women are calling for in the Sub-Saharan African Region.

Our Focus

Access to excellent medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging services shouldn't depend on where you live.

Cancer has become a major clinical and public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa. However, clinical and public health infrastructure and services in many countries are not positioned to deal with the growing cancer burden. We understand that pathology and diagnostic imaging services are core service required to serve many needs related to cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research all depend on adequate pathology. Pathology is also necessary for cancer registration, which is needed to accurately estimate cancer incidence and mortality. Cancer registry data directly guide policy-makers' decisions for cancer control and the allocation of clinical and public health services.

Despite the centrality of pathology in many components of cancer care and control, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have at best a tenth of the pathology coverage of that in high-income countries. Equipment, processes, and services are lacking, and there is a need for quality assurance for the definition and implementation of high-quality, accurate diagnosis. Training and advocacy for pathology are also needed. We propose approaches to improve the status of pathology and diagnostic imaging in sub-Sharan Africa, to address the needs of patients with cancer and other malignant diseases.

Our Goals are Your Goals


Become the largest and leading comprehensive integrated medical diagnostic laboratory and research institute in sub-Saharan Africa.
Fall under African Union’s objectives and aspirations
Get laboratories towards quality standards through accreditation, mentorship, and training

Work with relevant international partners in the eradication of preventable diseases and the promotion of good health on the continent
Contribute in an Africa whose development is people-driven, relying on the potential of African people, especially its women and youth, and caring for children
Align with WHO-AFRO SLIPTA and SLMTA initiatives

Short Term Goals

Establish strong long-term partnerships with agencies invested in improving healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa
Develop community outreach programs

Raise capital and acquire state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
Establish our first comprehensive diagnostic laboratory and consultation center in Africa.

Long Term Goals

Establish SsahiPath as the leading pathology and radiologic service provider in sub-Saharan Africa
Expand diagnostic laboratory and consultative services across sub-Saharan Africa to aid and assist other laboratories in Africa to improve quality and achieve accreditation standards

Advance community outreach programs to engage the local community in awareness of health issues, solutions, and services
Establish quality and certification-level teaching and training programs in Clinical and research laboratory services
Establish a premier research institute focused on pathologies and diseases relevant to Africa

We are building Partnerships with You and entities who have Africa’s interest and health at heart.

Our Committment What we are committed to

Integrity Specimens are carefully handled with bar code scanning in the field to ensure that nothing is misplaced. Specimen integrity is tightly controlled through multiple computer check-points from specimen pick-up, through processing to final report.

Accuracy Final reports are definitive and refined including all staging criteria as well as a staging summary modeled after AJCC standards.

Availability With any of our operations, you'll always talk to a real person and will never be more than one transfer away from speaking with a pathologist.

Reliability In our organization we believe that caring for communities means offering committed, dependable, quality service. Our team of caring pathologists, lab technicians and administrators are dedicated to providing premier anatomical pathology in the medical community.

Consultations Consultation and timely second opinions will be provided in all areas of pathology, including bone and joint, breast, cytopathology, dermatopathology, endocrine, GI and hepatic pathology, genitourinary, gynecologic, head and neck, hematopathology, neuropathology, pediatric, pulmonary, renal, and soft-tissue.

Responsiveness Delivering quality care in a timely manner in order to diminish patient anxiety is what drives us as diagnosticians. Our pathologists and laboratory staff handle specimens with the greatest of care in order to prevent repeat biopsies. Once received in our facilities, the average turn-around-time (time until a final report is available) for all tissue specimens is approximately 2 business days.