HISTORY OF BMSZ
The Zambia Society of Medical Laboratory Technology (ZSMLT) was founded on 27th April 1968. The Society was formed to promote the knowledge and practice of biomedical sciences in Zambia in order to enhance human health. In July 1968 the Society was accorded a seat of representation in the Ministry of Health to administer issues affecting the profession and its practice. The organisation was also given a seat on the Medical Council of Zambia Board (now Health Professions Council of Zambia) to regulate the registration of biomedical professionals. Further, the society was granted a seat in the Department of Technical Education and Vocational Training (DTEVT) to establish training of medical laboratory practitioners in Zambia. On 14 January 1997, the society changed its name from Zambia Society of Medical Laboratory Technology (ZSMLT) to Biomedical Society of Zambia (BMSZ).