Richard Parsons, a volunteer for WORTH and a full-time Davita employee, traveled to Belize this last February to train local people in the country to administer dialysis to patients and run the equipment needed. By doing this the units are able to develop and eventually become self-sustaining. They will never turn a patient away because they are unable to pay for the treatment.
Richard carried with him 2 90DX meters and some NIST-traceable solutions for calibration use, items proudly donated by Mesa Labs. Mesa couldn’t be more pleased to be able to partner with such a worthwhile cause and people like Richard who are constantly working to help improve the lives of those in need of dialysis.
The non-profit World Organization of Renal Therapies (WORTH) was founded by Dr. Wayne Trebbin and opened their first dialysis unit in 2006 in Yaounde, the capital city of the sub-Saharan African country of Cameroon. Since 2006, WORTH has opened 2 more dialysis units in the Latin American country of Belize and a second unit in Cameroon. Their mission is to deliver state of the art dialysis to their patients in developing third world countries and to do so without causing financial stress.
Follow their blog at: http://worthdialysis.blogspot.com/
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