MediSend International empowers women through educational programs designed not only to prepare them to manage life-saving diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment, but also to assume leadership roles in their hospitals and communities.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Tracey Mandawali and Martha Powaseu departed Papua New Guinea in the fall of 2012, leaving their family, friends and jobs to participate in the rigorous Biomedical Equipment Technology Program™ at MediSend’s Global Education Center in Dallas, Texas. After 6 months of intensive classroom and laboratory training, and long hours of practical application, Martha and Tracey are returning to their hospitals to assume critical roles traditionally occupied by men.
MediSend International empowers women through educational programs designed not only to prepare them to manage life-saving diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment, but also to assume leadership roles in their hospitals and communities. MediSend’s programs help women achieve their economic and personal potential and instill in them the confidence and self-assurance needed for success.
“The laboratory where I work has no biomedical equipment technician. This is an opportunity for me to really help the laboratory and the people we serve,” says Martha who currently works in a pathology laboratory, but has aspirations of one day opening her own clinical lab in Papua New Guinea, “Thanks to this experience at MediSend, I return home knowing that my future holds more than I could have imagined. I want to pass my hope and optimism along to other women in my community.”
MediSend graduates are positively impacting healthcare around the world. Cynthia Obarisiagbon, 2011 class valedictorian, is now a lead biomedical engineer at The University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Nigeria. Felisa Nguema, also a 2011 graduate, returned to Equatorial Guinea as the first female biomedical equipment technician in the country. Assem Bismildina, a 2010 graduate, currently holds a leadership role in Kazakhstan’s government effort to improve the quality of healthcare in her country.
“Women train alongside men in our program in a real-world practicum and they invariably excel and move to the head of the class. They are serious and competitive and they are quite determined to succeed,” says Dr. Costel Rizescu, Director of MediSend’s Biomedical Equipment Technology School.
MediSend’s professional biomedical technicians now occupy leadership roles in 60 hospitals serving over 7 million people annually. Since 2008, 96 men and women have graduated from the MediSend Biomedical Equipment Technology Program™ and returned to their countries to vastly improve the quality of healthcare for 24 million people around the world.