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Teaming Up to Target Mosquitoes

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With its tropical climate, one of the Dominican Republic’s biggest public health challenges are diseases spread by mosquitoes. Thanks to a foundation of equipment from Seeding Labs, researchers at the Institute for Tropical Medicine & Global Health at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) have joined the fight against mosquito-borne viruses affecting the Caribbean and beyond…

Dr Robert Paulino-Ramirez

Preventing HIV in the Dominican Republic & Beyond

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When the Institute for Tropical Medicine & Global Health at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) opened 2017, it was only the second dedicated research lab in the university’s 35-year history. Since then, the Institute has rapidly expanded—thanks to a solid foundation of start-up support from Seeding Labs…

Garden City University College

Equipping the Next Generation of Scientists and Medical Workers in Ghana

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Garden City University College (GCUC) is training new generations of health care workers for a country that sorely needs them. To fill a gap in Ghana’s health care system, GCUC introduced a medical laboratory technology program in 2013. However, the school lacked the necessary equipment to give students the hands-on training they needed to be prepared to work in medical and diagnostic labs upon graduation. In 2016, with support from USAID, Seeding Labs sent GCUC a shipment of Instrumental Access equipment. It contained nearly 3 tons of scientific tools and supplies donated by 31 US-based corporations, universities, and research institutes.

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Cutting a Ribbon for Cutting-edge Research

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Congratulations to our partners at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), who just celebrated the inauguration of their new Institute for Tropical Medicine and Global Health! Thanks to your support and a shipment of Instrumental Access equipment, the Dominican Republic now has its first research institute dedicated to emerging, tropical, and infectious diseases. Our Global Partnerships Manager Melissa Wu was a guest at the inauguration on Feb. 1, 2017, and reports that the Institute is the result of years of planning. Its origins can be traced to a decade ago, when UNIBE began integrating research into the fabric of the university.

UTEC unpacking equipment

Bolstering Bioengineering in Peru

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Your support has helped pave the way for Peru’s first bioengineering department to launch degree programs this year! Bioengineering is a nascent research area in Peru but has immense potential to address environmental concerns like pollution and bioremediation, as well as health risks presented by tropical and infectious diseases. In hopes of finding creative solutions to these issues–some of Peru’s biggest challenges–Dr. Melanie Cornejo, provost of Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) and pictured above, is spearheading the country’s first bioengineering program at UTEC .