|Jerry Kauffman (center) leads Honduran BMETs in repairing a portable X-ray machine.|
Engineering World Health led groups of Honduran biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) in the repair of radiology devices at hospitals in Honduras. The public and charity hospitals that EWH partners with serve the populations in Honduras who have no other option for healthcare. These repairs were led by guest instructor, Jerry Kauffman, CEO of Medical Equipment Corporation in Virginia Beach, who generously volunteered his time to assist Honduran technicians and the hospitals where they work.
Jerry returned to Honduras for the fourth time and was able to follow up with some donations he has worked on in the past and reunite with Honduran BMETs he had worked with on previous trips. His visit was part of the EWH BMET Continuing Education program in Honduras, which delivered the eighth of twelve advanced training sessions on medical equipment repair in Tegucigalpa. This training session was held from August 6 to August 17 in partnership with GE Foundation, who has supported all of EWH’s BMET training activities in Honduras. In addition to the radiology instruction it included courses on bioelectronics, healthcare technology management (HTM), and professional development from Justin Cooper, EWH BMET Manager for Honduras.