In Fall 2014, EWH launched a new BMET Training program in Nigeria, in partnership with the GE Foundation. In our first class, we are hosting 19 students from different parts of Nigeria and with different training backgrounds. The newest student, Mr. Oyeniyi, is the Maintenance Officer for the medical equipment at Dunik Medical Centre Limited (DMC), Hospital & Maternity Home. DMC is about a 30 minute drive from Lagos University Training Hospital (LUTH), where our program is located.
At the end of February, EWH’s BMET Training in Nigeria had just finished four weeks of electronics training. In March, we began a section on Circuit Reading and Troubleshooting. Dr. Carmen Walker, MD, PhD, has been an outstanding instructor.
We have also received all 12 of the workbenches and 24 stools for the Biomedical Training Center. These will go a long way toward creating a usable workshop for our students to practice their hands-on skills. Both the workbenches and the stools were constructed locally by craftsmen on the LUTH campus.