Malaria is one of the most pressing health problems in developing countries. It will affect nine million people in Ethiopia alone and worse, 1.8 million of them will be children. Many more will suffer the debilitating effects from diseases like schistosomiasis, tuberculosis and other helminths.
Nearly all of these tropical diseases are preventable and may be routinely diagnosed by simple microscopic examinations of either blood, stool or urine specimens. However, basic medical equipment is hard to come by, here in the remote African mountains.
Yet thanks to coordination efforts led by Tyler Pender of Gimbie Adventist Hospital and Rhonda Poff of Microscope.com, Gizaw Eba and the staff at Guliso Clinic near Gimbie, Ethiopia, now have a brand new Omano OM36 Research Compound Microscope to help diagnose and treat disease-borne illnesses.
Thousands of dedicated medical staff throughout Africa are leading the fight against disease, like our friends, Gizaw Eba and Abebe Mekonnin. Gizaw and Abebe work at the Guliso clinic.
We at Microscope.com salute their dedication and are delighted to play a small supporting role in their ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of deadly diseases like malaria. To learn how you can play a role as well, visit http://www.adventisthealthinternational.org/.