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.


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. 


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!  :) 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Clinique Olivia, Niamey Niger West Africa.

Clinique Olivia, Niamey Niger. 

January 15, 2016 found James and Cindy Borody bound for Niamey, Niger once again. Niger is very familiar to the Borodys having served from 1999-2010 at Galmi Hospital, Galmi Niger. 
This trip would keep them in the capital Niamey for 10 days working alongside Clinique Olivia (in partnership with the EERN Church, and SIM Canada). 

The Director of Clinique Olivia is *Y*. James knew *Y* as a young boy singing in the Youth Choir in Galmi. What a delight it was for James to work alongside this young man who has a heart for the people of Niger. 

Training was delayed for 3 days, while bags remained in Paris for an extended 'holiday'. In May 2015, James did an upgrade at the CURE hospital in Niamey. He was able to borrow some reagents from CURE to start *R* with her training. 
Once the bags made their way to Niamey (5 days later), training was in 'full swing'. *R* was an enthusiastic learner! She learned the new equipment very quickly. 

The last evening at Clinique Olivia, a 'fete' (party) was given for James, and certificates were given to *R*. This is a very proud moment in African culture. 

Many speeches and words of appreciation were given, and James was presented with a beautiful plaque for his contribution to Clinique Olivia. 

One of the many highlights of this trip for the Borodys was meeting 2 Pastors who had lost everything to the fires of last year. They both lost their homes and churches. God is Faithful, it was so encouraging to see how the Family of God from around the world has come together to help rebuild these homes and places of worship. 

While James was busy at the Clinique, Cindy had the opportunity to visit 7 national schools in the Niamey area. 6 of these schools had also sustained great damage from the fires. How rewarding and humbling it was for her to sit and talk with many of the teachers. Their stories will stay with her for a very long time. 

We thank you for your many prayers for the work of World Wide Lab. You prayers reach far and wide, and have such an impact on the nations!  

Monday, December 7, 2015

Chande Medical Center, Kitwe Zambia.

Chande Medical Clinic, Kitwe Zambia 
James Borody returned to Michigan last week after a 10 day trip to Kitwe, Zambia. James was in Kitwe to install a new lab at the  Chande Medical Center, and train the new lab personnel. 

      It is always encouraging to see a new lab set up, and to help with the training of national staff. 

Small and compact, but it does the job! 

 Diplomas given, and proud smiles. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

September 2015, a month of Haiti.

Baptist Haiti Mission

August 31-September 6/15, James Borody traveled to Baptist Haiti Mission in Fermate, Haiti. James was there to clean and repair the lab's present chemistry analyzer so they can use up their large supply of reagents. He also had the opportunity to  train the staff on their new chemistry analyzer that had been installed a few months ago. The 2 techs that he trained will now train the rest of the staff on this new instrument.

This trip was postponed twice and shortened by weather-related issues, but they were happy to finally get their needed repairs and training.

Children's Hope, Jacmel Haiti

September 8-14/15, Ed Bos traveled to Children's Hope in Jacmel, Haiti.
Here is an excerpt from a blog post written about Ed's visit: 

From Idea to Reality!

"...The purpose of the trip is pretty awesome. After the trip in February, Greg and I started praying about building a modern medical lab in the new clinic they were setting up. I ordered Greg a book about doing medical missions in developing nations and the author emailed Greg to tell him he was out of the country at a convention in Thailand, but would have a friend ship the book ASAP. I pressed Greg to ask him what he knew about setting up a lab somewhere with limited resources. He said the guy Greg needed to talk to was right there at the conference with him. So Greg got in touch with him and we got the ball rolling.
Meanwhile, equipment had to be gathered and the rooms for the lab in Haiti had to be finished out to very precise specifications. When we needed electrical work done, an electrician “happened” to be there with a team. When construction needed to be done, a construction team “happened” to be there. Several pieces of lab equipment were donated through unique circumstances, people in the right place at the right time… So here we are, seven months later, and the lab equipment is being installed next week! It’s like Christmas! The guy (Ed Bos) from that convention in Thailand  is meeting Greg there to set everything up and train a lab tech and nurse on staff there. It’s just amazing how the Lord has pulled all of this together...(update) ...
Greg and Ed Bos (from World Wide Lab) have returned from Haiti.  The lab has been set up and our Haitian lab tech and Maria Peters have been trained. We now have a fully functional American lab at the medical/dental clinic at CH.  We are thrilled!  We are so thankful to Greg for staying with this project, for Leah Hawthorne who made sure Ed’s specifications for the lab were met, and for Ed and his ministry."

Mission of Hope

September 26 - October 2/15 James Borody made a trip to Mission of Hope in Titanyen, Haiti. 

This was James' 3rd time to Mission of Hope. The lab staff is all new, and were not familiar with their current instrumentation, so James was able to train the 2 lab techs and the biomed tech on analyzers that WWLAB installed there in 2011.

Mission of Hope plans to update their chemistry analyzer in 2016, so James is looking forward to returning to Titanyen do the installation and training.