MediSend is training three Liberian biomedical technicians, sponsored by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, as part of a healthcare reconstruction and strengthening plan following the devastating effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. The technicians will play a major role in Liberia’s national support system, acting as mentors/trainers for future biomedical engineering technicians.
(PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Through a grant from the Liberian Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), Dallas-based MediSend Biomedical Engineering Technology School is educating and training three Liberian students to become professional biomedical technicians (BMETs). Following the devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014, the Liberian government has been aggressively working to rebuild and strengthen its healthcare system.
Thanks to Dr. Bernice T. Dahn, Liberia’s Minister of Health and a tireless advocate for healthcare improvement, Liberia is obtaining new medical equipment and skilled human resources. As part of a comprehensive national campaign, the technicians training at MediSend will return to Liberia, not only to install, repair and maintain modern, life-saving diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, but to act as mentors and trainers, expanding services by elevating intern skills.
Prior to their graduation and return to Liberia in September, Peterson Greaves, Nyemah Muhlenburg, and Wymah Youyoubon (current Director of Healthcare Technology Management for the Liberian Ministry of Health) will experience a one-week internship at Touchstone Imaging. They will be shadowing experienced professional biomedical technicians and obtaining real-time, practical experience with state-of-the-art equipment.
Included in the MediSend/Liberia Biomedical Engineering Technology Program are three of Medisend’s 4000 piece Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kits™, modern repair, maintenance and calibration labs. They will serve as the foundation of specialized tools, equipment, supplies and spare parts in support of the technicians upon return to service to the Minister of Health.
“I am grateful to the MediSend Biomedical Engineering Technology School for their partnership in providing education and professional skills training to our new biomedical technicians. They will be very instrumental in rebuilding and strengthening Liberia’s healthcare system, through direct service and by implementation of our new “internship” mentoring programs. We are looking forward to seeing them soon, and welcome their future invaluable support,” says Dr. Dahn.