World Wide Lab Improvement, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation serving nonprofits like Project Congo who support hospitals and clinics in developing countries by providing affordable and durable equipment, supplies, training and consulting.
A common phenomenon in most developing countries is the presence of lab equipment which is not usable or not used because it is not appropriate for local needs, is improperly installed, or is defective at delivery. End users are often untrained in usage or maintenance.
-adopted from the World Health Organization
Worldwide Lab Improvement is committed to helping mission hospitals and clinics avoid these problems.
Project Congo has partnered with World Wide Labs 3 times since 2008 to install laboratories in the Don Bosco Ngangi Medical Clinic (2011), St. Vincent Hospital (2014) and Centre Medico-Churirgical de Goma (2017). These laboratories include microscopes, centrifuges, serology machines, hematology analyzers, balances, differential counters, table rotators, incubators, glucometers, and a full range of laboratory supplies (pipettes, slides, tubes, etc.). A technician from World Wide Labs installs the lab and spend days training the technicians.
World Wide Labs refurbishes high quality lab equipment and guarantees it. They have in depth knowledge of third world environments and the issues faced there including lack of consistent electricity. So they are very selective in the equipment they install and they are experts in designing battery backup systems to support the whole lab.
Our experience with World Wide Labs has been fantastic. The lab techs are so knowledgeable and the equipment so reliable. Having a good diagnostic lab has elevated the standard of medical care in all our supported hospitals. Before, many diagnoses were based simply on symptoms and observation. Now the doctors have the tools they need to make a definitive diagnosis. Before, when critical, lab samples were sent to governmental hospital labs who charge a considerable amount for testing. Now our hospitals are self-sufficient and can provide that service for other small hospitals and clinics for revenue.