Microbes and Us Podcast Episode 17: The Portable Microbiology Laboratory: Reducing Water-Borne Disease Through Community Led Testing in Kenya


Microbiologists are the key to addressing waterborne disease. With a Portable Microbiology Laboratory (PML), anyone can be a water microbiologist. Podcast host Joseph Shuttleworth is joined by the creator of the PML, Bob Metcalf, Professor Emeritus at California State University (Sacramento), and Dinah Chienjo, Director of the community project Fiends of The Old (FOTO), who leads the training and use of the PML in villages in Kenya. In this episode we discuss the history and development of the PML, and its impact on locally organized and community focused drinking water testing. 

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Find out more about the PML here: https://solarcooking.fandom.com/wiki/Portable_Microbiology_Laboratory

Watch our YouTube videos on the PML here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmDJJJpFrgi7E3D9JuMtnCJIZBKoi82oa

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