Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International, has recently returned from a trip to Ghana. While in Ghana, as ambassador for the MediSend Biomedical Repair Training Program™ and women’s health initiatives, Hallack toured the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the new HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, and the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana’s capital. Hallack also had the opportunity to attend the Ghana Breast Cancer Symposium.
As a husband and father of daughters, Hallack is deeply troubled by the conditions of women’s and children’s health in developing countries. His visit to Ghana has deepened his resolve for MediSend to help advance women and children’s healthcare worldwide through education and training.
“Ghana desperately needs women’s health initiatives, as do all developing countries. It is encouraging to see that organizations such as the Breast Health Global Initiative, founded by women’s health leaders such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, have begun to help implement economically feasible, culturally appropriate guidelines for international women’s health.”
In developing country hospitals, where essential diagnostic and treatment equipment often goes unused or used improperly because of the lack of professional biomedical technicians and repair labs, women’s diseases go undiagnosed or untreated, very often causing avoidable suffering and leaving orphaned children behind. MediSend has trained men and women as biomedical repair technicians to fill this desperate need in countries such as Angola, Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Uganda, Cameroon, India, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria. Many are the first in their countries.
“MediSend is proud to play a role in the international advancement of women’s health services through our education and training programs. We look forward to having trainees from Ghana’s hospitals in the MediSend Biomedical Repair Training Program in the near future,” says Hallack.