Monday, March 6, 2017

Project Congo, Goma Congo.


February 25 - March 5/17 found James in Goma Congo. This was his 5th visit to Congo; second with Project Congo.
After landing in Rwanda and spending the night in Kigali (capital), James and the 2 gals that he traveled with headed to Goma Congo by road.



It is a 3 hour ride through Rwanda, and the country side is quite beautiful. 



It was raining quite heavily during the trip across the border. Here James was able to snap a picture of a cyclist 'hitching' a ride on the back of a transport truck going uphill.


Once across the border into Congo, 2 of the 4 boxes that accompanied James were detained at Customs for 2.5 days. James was able to unpack in the lab what he had on hand. The lab was small but very workable.



Once the boxes were released, training began. Since training time was limited to 1.5 days, the days were long and intense for the lab staff. James was very impressed with their comprehension, and understanding of the French while being taught.





 Once the final hours of training were complete, certificates were given out to the very tired, but appreciative lab staff.



Bags packed and waiting for the next adventure. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

International Mission Hospital (IHDN) Wheta Ghana, West Africa.


January 26/17 James found himself boarding a flight bound for Ghana, West Africa with a team heading to International Mission Hospital in Wheta. It had been many years since WWLAB visited IMH. 



After 3 flights, and a lengthy van ride from Accra to Wheta, James was able to see the lab. His first thought was '...where is it, this looks like a closet?'. He was reassured that he was standing in the lab. 




With much creative thought, and moving of old and new equipment, a new set up was arranged to accommodate everything. 





Part of the new arrangement for the lab was the tearing down of a wall that would create a larger space for the lab staff. This new space was once the designated area for X-Ray but was never used. 




 One of the blessings of going to a new hospital/clinic is the forging of new friendships. Here is the lab staff with James.
You can imagine how 'tight a squeeze' it was in a very small room.

James with Dr. A and his wife outside of the Hospital. 


These suitcases have been many places over the years...where will they show up next? 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

From Liberia West Africa, to Haiti.

ELWA (Eternal Love Winning Africa) Hospital, Monrovia Liberia


Ed traveled to ELWA Hospital in Liberia West Africa, October 18-26/16. As you recall ELWA Hospital was impacted by the Ebola outbreak back in 2014.
 WWLAB has made a couple of trips to Liberia since that time, updating and training in the laboratory of the affected hospital. Since then, the hospital has undergone a reconstruction, Ed was there to train and install new lab equipment in the new facility. A very exciting time for the people of Liberia. 



It is always encouraging when installing and training is done.
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While there, Ed was able to witness the dedication of the new hospital. 



This video link  is a good summary of the Dedication ceremony with Franklin Graham. 





MOH (Mission of Hope), Healing Haiti/Grace Village.



James traveled to Haiti October 23-29/16. His first stop was MOH, where he spent a couple of days installing and training on new equipment. After MOH he traveled to Healing Haiti where more installing and training of new equipment took place. Both of these hospitals are French speaking, and we are thankful for James' french, where a translator was not required. 

Mission of Hope



Healing Haiti


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On Friday, October 28/16 James was asked to present the work of WWLAB at the first Medical HaitiOne Conference held in Port au Prince Haiti. This Conference was a great encouragement to the medical workers and people of Haiti. The Conference was well attended, and will become an annual event with WWLAB participating. 



We are thankful for God's continued hand of protection while travel takes place. We never want to take that blessing for granted especially in this day and age. God is always Good and Faithful.





Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Busy in Haiti.

WorldWide Lab continues to reach out and help medical labs in many remote places of the world.  In the office, plenty of ordering, packing, repairing and communicating with clinics/hospitals takes place. Phone calls, Skype, FaceTime and emails aid with troubleshooting in distant places, at times, different languages can be heard as help is given.
It is fun to sit and hear all the activity that goes on at Gembrit Circle.

May and June saw both Ed and James doing new lab installs, and repeat visits to the country of Haiti.


Ed made a repeat visit to Children's Hope in Jacmel Haiti (June 14-20). They asked that he come back and help with training of new staff, and see how work in the lab was progressing. He was encouraged with both.


Traveling to remote places can be exciting. We are thankful for the many times that God has provided protection. 



Ed with staff from,Children's Hope


James also made a repeat visit to Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot Haiti (May 2-7).  He installed a second Chemistry analyzer since they were doing so well with the first one. 




James also trained 2 med techs from the States who make frequent visit to Sacre Coeur.

James also had the opportunity to visit Danita's Children toward the end of May (21-28). This is a brand new clinic that will cater to the medical needs of children. He was asked to install and train in a new lab.




Toward the end of his trip, a young child was brought in that was very sick. This child was the first to have lab tests done at the clinic. 

There was much rejoicing and praise as blood was drawn, tests completed, and a diagnosis could be given for treatment. God is good! 

Thank you for your continued interest and investment of WorldWide LAB through your prayers and support. 




Tuesday, March 8, 2016

February, a month of travel. Haiti and Nigeria.

HAITI 

February 2016 was a busy month of travel for WWLAB. February 10-16 found Ed traveling to Children's Hope in Haiti. This was Ed's second visit to the Clinic. It is always encouraging to return and see how the previous installed equipment is being utilized. Ed brought more lab equipment to install and train. 


We would like to share some pictures with you of the latest trips.




Instructor and students. 




Ed is always prepared and ready to help out in the lab when needed. 


NIGERIA

February 12-28 James traveled to 2 different sites in Nigeria. BhUTH (Bingham University Teaching Hospital) in Jos, and EHE (ECWA Hospital Egbe). 
BhUTH was a repeat visit. It had many years since WWLAB had been to Jos. James was able to install new instrumentation and train the lab staff. 

BhUTH, Jos 



There also seems to be equipment that needs some type of repair while WWLAB is doing installation and training. After hospital/clinic staff go home for the day, Ed and James can be found in the lab doing repairs. 

EHE, Egbe

This was the third time that WWLAB has been to EHE in Egbe. EHE has been in  a Revitalization Project for the past 3 years. The lab is constantly being updated, and extra training has been required. 



Lab staff eager to learn new techniques. 

And when training is finally over...
It is time to celebrate!  :)