July 13, 2023
On behalf of Mbingo Baptist Hospital, we would like to thank you for your prayers, support, and partnership.
I am excited to give you an update on the purchase of our two new Olympus CX-43the microscopes that you so generously supported last year. As I reported last year my 12 yr. old scope had several issues and needed to be replaced. I am enjoying the new scope right now. The second scope is for Dr Mbanga Evans who is in the process of the final exams of his Pathology residency at the University of Nairobi as I write this. We expect him to be on staff in Mbingo by mid-August. The scopes are fantastic. We are so thankful for your support as they are so needed in our work here at Mbingo Baptist Hospital.
Thankfully, Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation has offered to sponsor another matching fund this year to help with further needs in the lab. There are several pieces of lab equipment which are forecasted to cost at least $10,000 needed to upgrade the lab. They include an a special type of centrifuge for processing body fluid specimens, slide storage drawers, storage drawers for the tissue blocks, a paraffin heating pot and possibly an automated tissue processor (depending on the cost). We will decide what to purchase after seeing what funds are available.
The Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation is introducing a Matching Gift Program of up to $2,500 to assist in the purchase of the lab equipment. Through your gift and the SWMCF Matching Gift we will be able to partner together to purchase needed equipment. Donations are to be sent to the Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation.
Please visit; www.swmcf.org to learn more about Southwestern Medical Clinic Foundation.
Thank you for coming alongside to support us with these projects as we continue to serve the people of Cameroon.