With three of our programs getting into gear for the Summer/Autumn semesters we are once again on the look out for volunteers interested in giving up two weeks of their time to help our partner countries to improve access to their health systems through assisting in the training of the invaluable Biomedical engineers so necessary to support and maintain all of the equipment on which health care ultimately relies, whether in a local rural clinic or a large referral hospital in a major city.
We need 3 volunteers to go out to Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda to conduct practical hands-on demonstrations in repair and maintenance of Patient Monitors, Cardio-vascular equipment, anaesthetic machines, and much more.
We are also looking to send 2 volunteers to The Great Lakes Medical University in Fort Portal, Uganda to conduct both user training and equipment repair, mainly in the neo-natal area, but also in general patient monitoring and theatre.
In September we are reprising our work at Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka, with final year BME students there but also with 30 or so in-service Biomedical Engineers from hospitals across the country with a focus on Anaesthesia, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Oxygen concentrators, patient monitors and lab equipment.
So, if anyone reading this feels they might like to offer their services as volunteers, they would need to have several years of active service as a Biomedical Engineer with specialisms/practical experience covering one or more of the above equipment areas. If that is you, then please send us a CV and letter of introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks so much for reading this, and keep in touch!