After more than two years of suspended operations overseas the Trustees have taken the important decision that it is time that the Amalthea Trust began sending volunteers abroad once again. So, we are about to put out a call for volunteers to go out to Uganda in order to offer support to our two current programs there: the training of Biomedical Engineers at Kyambogo University, Kampala, and user training at The Fortportal International Nursing School in the far West of the country.
In order to lay the foundations for re-opening these programs Martin Worster and Jas Bilkhu flew out to Uganda in May this year and prepared the BME lab at Kyambogo, checking equipment to the Asset Register, charging batteries and generally cleaning and tidying up, so that everything is ready for the volunteers when they arrive in October/November.
The BME Lab at Kyambogo University.
We also travelled across the country to Fort Portal and toured the rapidly growing campus at FINS which now includes a newly completed Hospital and a large part of the Great Lakes Medical University, where the founder Mr Victor Kalenzi plans to train doctors and Biomedical Engineers as part of his aim to improve access to health care in the area.
The Nursing & Midwifery School at FINS.
Once the Uganda Program is up and running again we will be turning our attention to Zambia, where will be sending more volunteers in the New Year in order to add support in practical on-hands training in repair, maintenance and fault-finding to the final year BME students at Evelyn Hone College in Lusaka.
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering some of your precious time for any of these programs do please contact us through the relevant page on this site.