Biomedical Equipment Repair Program (BMT)
Background and Rationale
Millions of people in developing countries live in poverty, resulting in high mortality rates and widespread disease. HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Dysentery are but a few of the prevalent worldwide infectious diseases. The shortage of health care professionals and technical expertise in the prevention and control of infectious diseases only serves to exacerbate this already deteriorating condition.
To reverse this condition requires a program that assures measurable and self-sustaining outcomes. In response to this critical and desperate situation, MediSend International has expanded its mission to include BMT Biomedical Equipment Repair Training Programs.
Goals and Objectives
The MediSend Biomedical Equipment Repair Programs augment efforts by the World Health Organization and the Centre for Development and Population Activities by providing sustainable, capacity building biomedical equipment repair education and technology to developing countries. They promote the same core competencies in team building, leadership and communication as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) "International Health Management Program". The goal of these programs is to strengthen developing country healthcare infrastructures. This model uses a "train-the-trainer" and peer mentoring approach utilizing a didactic educational and training method.
- ExxonMobil Foundation
- Rene and Elisabeth Dahan Foundation
- Philips Medical Systems
- Cambridge Holdings, Inc.
- Perkins + Will Architects
- Woodrow and Susan Gandy
- Nick and Gabriela Hallack
- Baylor Health Care System