Reception of the Solar Mobile Medical Laboratory offered by Haier Biomedical International to the Pasteur Institute of Dakar.
Institut Pasteur Dakar has been working in collaboration with partners including World Health Organization and MoHs to find fast and convenient surveillance and detection solution for infectious diseases. Routine diagnosis of these diseases often relies on platforms available only in developed countries or in urban and semi-urban areas of developing countries, while in the majority of cases occurred in rural areas, hotspot zones with no infrastructures. Another major obstacle is the availability of electricity in epidemic areas to power diagnostic platform. To overcome these obstacles, mobile laboratories were developed in containers or trucks but requiring fuel oil or generators for their power supply . Moreover, this energy, which is often in fossil form, is not provided in quality and quantity in low-resource settings, which can delay early detection of emerging diseases. Green energy and recycling, constitute innovations to operate diagnostic platforms for emerging pathogens during epidemics, investigations and public health infrastructures in low-resource regions will be undisputed very useful. Thus, IPD in collaboration with Haier Biomedical are glad to launch the Solar Powered Laboratory in Senegal which will be help to resolve the problem of decentralized management of biological needs, achieving instant detection, disease and pandemic control for power shortage areas through solar technology, and realizes flexible implementation and rapid detection with efficientive infectious diseases control.