MediSend and International Child Care have entered a partnership that will ensure that children in Haiti will have access to quality medical care. Each year, International Child Care’s Grace Children’s Hospital in Port au Prince receives thousands of children who are suffering from TB, HIV, and other diseases.
The hospital was severely damaged—almost destroyed—on January 10, 2010, when an earthquake struck Haiti. Like many hospitals in developing countries, the medical equipment has had no one to repair or maintain it, until now.
Stanley Poulard is a Haitian technician trainee currently attending MediSend’s Biomedical Repair Training Program. Poulard arrived at MediSend’s Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center in Dallas, in January. He will return to Port au Prince in June to develop a desperately needed biomedical equipment repair laboratory at Grace Children’s Hospital.
The hospital will also be equipped with a MediSend Mobile Biomedical Equipment Test and Repair Kit, containing the tools and supplies Poulard will need to successfully support Grace’s mission of healing Haitian children.
Since 2006 MediSend’s intensive Biomedical Repair Training Program has returned BMET certified biomedical repair technicians to 16 countries around the world.