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The Foundation Science for Development starts the second module of the project in Senegal.

In May 2022, the foundation started the implementation of the second module of the project “Improvement of academic teaching standards in the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases in Senegal”, implemented for the veterinary school “Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires” in Dakar. The second module of the project aims to equip and launch the Animal Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory in the building of the Small Animal Clinic and to raise the level of education through training in laboratory and parasitological diagnosis. Coordinators Maciej Klockiewicz and François Laleye have determined the initial scope of renovation work in the room where the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory will be located. This laboratory is in a separate building – the Small Animal Clinic and does not meet the standards of a diagnostic laboratory – mainly due to the lack of specialized equipment. At the end of this phase of the project, the animals’ blood, urine and other bodily fluids will be analyzed under conditions guaranteeing safety and the best diagnostic quality. In the room, will be replaced: the electrical network, the lighting (LED panels), the windows with protective grilles, the doors and the plumbing. In order to ensure good working conditions, a ventilation and air conditioning system will be installed, the floor will be replaced with anti-slip and the entire room will be repainted. The first technical visit of the coordinator and the renovation and modernization specialist is scheduled for July 14-24. During this time, Dr. Maciej Klockiewicz and Mr. Rafał Seroczyński will carry out the first supervision, determine the exact scope of the works and entrust their execution to selected local contractors. At the same time, the coordinator, Dr. Maciej Klockiewicz, acknowledged the availability of devices – analyzers for hematological and biochemical tests of blood and body fluids (urine), additional equipment (haematological centrifuge, autoclave) and small laboratory equipment (pipettes, blood staining equipment and reagents, etc.). These devices are the necessary equipment in laboratories where analytical tests on animals are carried out. Equipment ordered and purchased in Poland will be transported to Senegal in September, and installation and commissioning will take place in November. As part of the preparations, consultations with the beneficiary regarding the scope and subject of the training were carried out. It was agreed that the training materials will be devoted to the analysis of animal body fluids: hematological examination, general examination of urine and body cavity fluids and cerebrospinal fluid. The training materials will be prepared in English and French (official language of Senegal).