Navigation Links
Mercy Ships Ensures That Liberian Technicians "know how to fix it"
Date:11/14/2008

Mentoring Biomedical Technicians Program in Liberia completes successful first year

Monrovia, Liberia (Vocus) November 14, 2008 -- One of the biggest challenges to providing increased access to health care for Liberia's citizens is the availability of functional medical equipment. Although Liberia is in the process of rebuilding, much of the country's infrastructure is still in ruins, including many health care facilities. Medical and support personnel are severely lacking. Many who lived in the country before the war were displaced, and most have not returned.

In addition, donor organizations have supplied new or used medical equipment, but often no one is trained to repair or install it. Add the difficulty in getting spare parts, separation of service manuals from equipment and instability of a power supply that causes frequent equipment failure, and you have an African hospital's biggest headache.

In an effort to address this issue, and at the request of the Liberian Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, six Liberian hospital technicians have recently completed the first Mercy Ships Mentoring Biomedical Technicians program. The technicians were chosen by five of the nation's hospitals and equipped with additional skills to install, maintain, and repair various complex medical equipment. The training will ensure that donations of essential equipment will be well used when the ship departs in December.

Developed and led by Carlos Amaral of Brazil, who recently completed his PhD in biomedical engineering from the Technical University, Munich, Germany, the program ran from March through October. It included courses in computer training, electricity, electronics and medical equipment. Funding was provided by German foundation PRANA-Stiftung and mat
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Seamobile Provides Foxnews To Mercy Ships
2. Keystone Mercy and DVCH to Offer Screenings for National Health Center Week
3. Mercy Health Plans Announces New Name for Their Medicare Advantage Plans: Mercy Medicare Advantage
4. Redskins' Draft Pick Malcolm Kelly Energized By Trip To Mercy Ship In Liberia
5. Mercy Corps Delivers Lifesaving Supplies to China Earthquake Survivors
6. INSPIRIS and Mercy Care of Arizona Named Winners in URACs Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
7. VIDEO from Medialink and Philips: Philips Electronics Unveils First Imagination Light Canvas at the New Mercy Medical Center in Rogers AR
8. AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies Acquires Community Behavioral HealthCare Network of Pennsylvania
9. Area Dentists, University of Detroit Mercy Team Up to Provide Free Dental Care to Low-Income, Uninsured Detroit-Area Children on Saturday, February 2
10. University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Moves to Larger Facility on New Corktown Campus
11. Independence Blue Cross Finalizes New Multi-Year Agreements with Mercy Health System and St. Mary Medical Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Mercy Ships Ensures That Liberian Technicians "know how to fix it" 
(Date:7/13/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that ... to deal with KP (keratosis pilaris). This ...     Chapter 1: What Is Keratosis Pilaris? ,     Chapter ... Do I Know If I Have KP? , ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Recently, Fadhits.com, a ... collection of elegant long graduation dresses to its ... promotion for its loyal clients. It wants to bring more ... items are now offered at discounted prices, up to 72% ... company is always working hard. Its online shop is a ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 The Passenger Information System market ... to $20,341.36 million by 2019, at an expected CAGR ... , The public transport infrastructure in North America is ... in almost every corner of the region. The growing ... public transport service providers are driving the North American ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... report, "Phthalic Anhydride and Derivatives (Plasticizers, Unsaturated Polyester Resins, ... Trends & Forecast to 2018," defines and segments phthalic ... and value. The report also estimates the demand and ... anhydride is projected to grow from an estimated $6,130.55 ... a CAGR of 5.24% from 2013 to 2018. , ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... TX (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... market research report, ‘cognitive assessment and training’ ... to monitor, assess, train, or enhance cognitive ... uses such as in dementia screening, clinical ... management, classroom learning, self assessment, brain training, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Living With KP Book Review Exposes Jennifer Richards' Keratosis Pilaris Guide – Vkool.com 2Health News:Living With KP Book Review Exposes Jennifer Richards' Keratosis Pilaris Guide – Vkool.com 3Health News:New Collection of Long Graduation Dresses Revealed by Fadhits.com 2Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Passenger Information System (ICT) Market worth $5,486.88 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 5
... to a paper presented at American College of Cardiology, ... The chief presenter of the paper Michael Miller, MD, ... professor of medicine at the University of Maryland in ... participants, 150 healthy and 150 people suffering cardiac problems. ...
... Switzerland it was seen that the frequency of withholding ... a patient’s life varies greatly among European countries. The ... in diagnostics and treatment to save and sustain life. ... patient’s life, physicians may refrain from using all possible ...
... Researchers say they may have discovered a potential form ... ,More than 1 million Americans are estimated to ... forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The conditions, can be ... the digestive tracts. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease suffer ...
... led by Professor Julie Williams and Professor Michael O'Donovan at ... be the cause of dyslexia in children. An analysis of ... dyslexia was done to identify the gene. The gene has ... and the first study to identify one gene which contributes ...
... According to a recent study researchers say hunger may be ... researchers // studied 16 men who agreed to skip breakfast. ... evening. Participants were asked to consume sugary, salty or bitter ... not swallow the drinks, but instead spit them out after ...
... with breast cancer, who are otherwise in good health, ... chemotherapy. Studies in the past have shown that secondary ... significantly improves survival for women in their 50s and ... 70 and older. Thus researchers suggest that chemotherapy may ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/15/2014)... ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2013-2015" research ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) Benefiting from aging of ... orthopedic instrument industry has seen rapid development ... 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 to 9.85 billion yuan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Mich. , Jan. 15, 2014 As health officials ... flu virus, select Meijer pharmacies in Michigan ... throat to eligible patients, enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer tests ... protocol set by a physician participating in the study. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... received commitments from institutional investors to purchase an aggregate ... in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led by a ... into definitive purchase agreements with these investors pursuant to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3
... April 13, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Mersana, a,cancer therapeutics ... its lead product candidate, XMT-1001, will,be presented in ... the,American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) taking place ... the abstracts can be,viewed online at the AACR ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 13, 2007 - Biogen ... data presented at the,Academy of Managed Care ... (Interferon beta-1a) is a cost-effective therapy in,multiple ... beta,treatments. Using a comprehensive analysis of medical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. to Present Preclinical Data on XMT-1001,at American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2New One-Year Pharmacoeconomic Study Shows Avonex is Cost-Effective,Relative to Other Interferon Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis 2New One-Year Pharmacoeconomic Study Shows Avonex is Cost-Effective,Relative to Other Interferon Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis 3
... The PRIMATOM System is a multifunctional ... PRIMUS Linear Accelerator and a SOMATOM ... technology brings image guidance to radiation ... target localization within the treatment room. ...
... SOMATOM Sensation is the highly respected ... coronary branches to visualizing plaque. With its ... industrys fastest rotation time of 0.33s, virtually ... z-Sharp Technology, the system delivers unprecedented diagnostic ...
... The DGH Technology, Inc. Pachmate (DGH 55) ... 6.9 inches long and 3.6 ounces in weight. ... accurate reliable corneal thickness measurements. The Pachmate ... shirt pocket. The Pachmate is rugged in ...
... integrated system that will perform venous occlusion ... You no longer need to manually control ... with and without reactive hyperemia are included. ... for measurements and the frequency with which ...
Medicine Products: