Dr. Aneisha Collins-Fairclough

University of Technology Jamaica: Faculty of Science & Sport

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A garbage dump may seem like an unconventional setting for research, but Dr. Aneisha Collins-Fairclough (above) of the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech) sees enormous scientific potential. Since receiving an Instrumental Access shipment of equipment from Seeding Labs in 2014, Dr. Collins-Fairclough has been harvesting  the microbiological riches of the Riverton City Dump, Jamaica’s largest solid waste disposal site. She collected water samples with her students from the dump’s leachate ponds as well as the adjacent Duhaney River, which runs through residential communities before draining to—and potentially polluting—Kingston Harbor.

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.