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New equipment for LITA`s parasitology laboratories.

Nowy obrazApart from required reconstruction and adaptation works in rooms assigned for didactic-diagnostic laboratories in particular LITAs there was the basic goal to do the list of absolutely essential laboratory equipment for parasitological diagnostics. Eventually they were chosen suppliers of microscopes and laboratory equipment according to general rules of the program. Each of the four LITA schools received the set of ten microscopes, which consisted of: the 1 diagnostic microscope with the digital camera and software to record and analyze of samples; 8 didactic microscopes for students and the 1 stereoscope to examine larger objects like fragments of tapeworms’ proglottids, nematode larvae or other parasites. There was also chosen the supplier of the small laboratory equipment useful for coproscopy and other methods such as skin scrapings in suspicion of scabies in separate proceeding. The flusks, stirrers, laboratory balances, automatic micropipettes, Petri dishes for parasite culture, plastic containers, probes, racks, beakers, McMaster’s chambers,.. – there will be possible to perform flotation, sedimentation, McMaster tests, larvoscopic methods ect. There were altogether forty microscopes and almost 150 kg of small laboratory equipment. It was a challenge for the suppliers who took the risk of delivery all the goods to Tanzania. Fortunately, all the equipment safely arrived at site. The selection of the laboratory items was based of self experience of the persons managing the project who have been running for many years trainings on diagnostics of parasitic diseases for the students of the Warsaw Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The collected equipment will allow to do the basic parasitological diagnostics of the most often occurring parasitic infection of livestock, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and pets. It was high quality equipment delivered which can be used for many years and will be useful to train numerous LITA students in Tanzania.