University of Global Health Equity is scheduled to donate laboratory microscopes on Friday to 19 health centres in Burera district including Butaro District Hospital.
“This is a big milestone for the health centres, that rely on critical resources like these to continue providing support, research, testing and subsequent treatment to those in need, both in Burera and across Rwanda,” says University of GLobal Health Equity.
Understanding the Microscopes
These are gadgets that are very important in the testing for microorganisms in blood samples, saliva and other fluids from the body. There are over 11 types of clinical microscopes used for conducting different tests.
For example the Phase contrast microscopes are best for viewing bacteria and blood cells. The phase contrast objectives and condenser allow the user to view particles that are the same colour as the background they are on.
Haematology microscope is another type used to study, diagnose, treat and prevent diseases related to blood and its components such as blood cells, haemoglobin, blood proteins and coagulation of the blood. Blood and bone marrow are viewed under a haematology microscope.
Another type is the Biotech microscope designed for tissue culture work in demanding environments.
Most of these microscopes have a market price tag ranging from U$800 to U$19,600 depending on the type.