We have supported the hospitals diagnostic facilities with suitably sustainable targeted equipment
that has been requested by the hospital and also by investing in staff training to improve the local skill set.
FoN recently sourced and shipped a new HemoCue for the lab. This will ensure that blood transfusion (a potentially life saving but not risk-free treatment) can be used appropriately in both children and adults. It will also help the clinical team to diagnose, manage and assess patients' response to treatment.
Michaela Fitzpatrick-Milton, a recent volunteer working in the lab, has had a report from her time in Segbwema published in the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine News which you can read here (page 18).
Phillip Fofana (pictured right) was previously supported by FoN to complete further training in technical laboratory skills.
He, along with the rest of his team are integral in the work that takes place in the laboratory to support patient care.
Earlier this year the laboratory team were joined for a couple of months by a Biomedical Sciences student from the UK. A great learning opportunity for all!