Ccih 2014-lab-in-suitcase-amy-hewitt


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Amy Hewitt, Partner Development Manager for International Aid, explains the organization's innovative Lab-In-Suitcase program to bring laboratory testing and diagnosis to remote areas.

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  1. 1. 2012 International Aid, Inc. How Your Feedback Contributes & Strengthens Partnerships of Healing
  2. 2. Lake Volta Region, Ghana West Africa “On this past visit in November 2008, we had the absolute luxury of a Lab- In-Suitcase® and a lab technician trained in use of the equipment and the testing kits. This was set up with solar power in the same area as our clinic. As a result, if it was suspected a child might have malaria, he or she could be tested and we would know very rapidly if treatment was indicated. Amazingly helpful!” Josie Stone RN CPNP BD Volunteer 2012 International Aid, Inc. Children often present symptoms of cough, fever, malaise, vomiting, diarrhea – Are these symptoms of malaria or other common childhood illnesses?
  3. 3. Lab-In-Suitcase® 2012 International Aid, Inc. Performs many of the Doctor requested standard tests needed in the field Optional Fluorescence Lens for detection of TB, Malaria, Parasites Important component of Primary Health Care Programs Rural and Mobile Clinics Portable Lab for village Outreach
  4. 4. Urinalysis: Macroscopy & Microscopy Chemistry Profile: Albumin, Total/Direct Bilirubin, BUN/Creatinine, Calcium, Glucose, Total Proteins Hematology: Complete blood count with differentials, ESR, Hemoglobin & Hematocrit Optional Items: Pregnancy and Urine test Strips, various reagents, Rapids Tests, Fluorescence Objective and Light Source 2012 International Aid, Inc. Lab Capabilities
  5. 5. Uganda – Bishop Stephen Kaziimba 2012 International Aid, Inc. Each year approximately 500 adults and children died from Malaria in Buwata There was no laboratory to diagnose the disease early and no clinic to treat people back to health.
  6. 6. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow! In the 9 months after the clinic was started only 2 children died from Malaria.” International Aid provided medical equipment and supplies for a clinic including a Lab-In- Suitcase® in Mityana, Uganda. 2012 International Aid, Inc.
  7. 7. 2012 International Aid, Inc. Partnerships of Healing People Served & Implementing Partner
  8. 8. 2012 International Aid, Inc. Corporate Donors Vendors Ministry Support Donors Biomedical Staff GVSU Clinical Lab Global Health Laboratory Specialists
  9. 9. 2012 International Aid, Inc. What ties it all together?
  10. 10. 2012 International Aid, Inc.
  11. 11. 2012 International Aid, Inc. Implementing Partner + International Aid + Feedback = Innovations + Healing Partnerships
  12. 12. 2012 International Aid, Inc. Lab-In-Suitcases® Around the World 300 LIS 52 Countries Afghanistan Armenia Bangladesh Bolivia Cambodia Central African Republic China DR Congo Cote d’Ivoire Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador Eritrea Gabon Ghana Guatemala Guinea Haiti Honduras Indonesia Iraq Kenya Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Marshall Islands Mexico Mongolia Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Nicaragua Nigeria North Korea Pakistan Papua New Guinea Peru Philippines Russia Senegal Sierra Leone Sudan Tanzania Thailand Tibet Turkey Uganda Zimbabwe
  13. 13. 2012 International Aid, Inc. Lab-In-Suitcase® Saving Lives…one diagnosis at a time