The establishment of a MediSend Centre of Excellence at HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi,Ghana will ultimately transform healthcare services throughout Sub-Saharan Africa," says Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 18, 2010
MediSend International and HopeXchange, US-based international nonprofit organizations with extensive experience working in Africa and with complementary humanitarian missions, have formed a strategic partnership to provide transformational health services in the West African country of Ghana. With the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MediSend has joined in the HopeXchange Ghana Health Project, a collaborative healthcare initiative led by HopeXchange and a network of prominent international partners including the Catholic University of Rome Medical Center, Operation Smile, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Yale University Medical School, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London.
One of the main objectives of the Project is to strengthen healthcare service capacities by providing desperately needed training to local Ghanaians in the field of biomedical equipment repair and maintenance. HopeXchange reached out to MediSend, with its respected experience in biomedical equipment repair training, to jointly develop a Centre of Excellence in biomedical equipment repair at the new HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana. The comprehensive MediSend Biomedical Repair Training Program™ will be the foundation of this collaborative effort. The Project will also benefit from MediSend's expertise in procuring and distributing vital biomedical equipment and medical supplies to developing countries, ongoing technical support, and the provision of Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kits™.
"Unfortunately, in countries of limited resources, essential biomedical equipment often goes unused or is used improperly because of the lack of professionally trained biomedical technicians," says Dr. Riccardo Masetti MD, HopeXchange Senior Medical Director. "Through this partnership with MediSend, the Project will have the opportunity to implement a coordinated program for biomedical repair training and maintenance as well as the deployment of appropriate biomedical equipment to medical institutions in Ghana."
The partnership will support medical facilities throughout Ghana commencing with the HopeXchange Medical Center. The Center is a Sub-Saharan Africa regional hub for the delivery of high quality, specialized healthcare services and advanced training in five specific areas: women's cancers, HIV, malaria, facial malformations and ophthalmology.
"MediSend is proud to be a part of this powerful mission. The establishment of a MediSend Centre of Excellence in Kumasi will not only serve to elevate capacity of the HopeXchange Medical Center, but will ultimately transform healthcare services throughout Sub-Saharan Africa," says Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International.
MediSend is currently working in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Chad, Liberia and Kazakhstan.
MediSend is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization that supports under-resourced hospitals in developing countries with a multi-dimensional approach to improving community health. MediSend's mission includes education, training, technical support and management technologies in Biomedical Equipment Repair, as well as the distribution of life-saving medical supplies and biomedical equipment. MediSend is a proud member of The Clinton Global Initiative.
HopeXchange is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, international humanitarian organization that is supporting the operation of the HopeXchange Medical Center and leading the HopeXchange Ghana Health Project. The HopeXchange mission is to promote human dignity and alleviate suffering in developing countries through education, healthcare and sustainable development.