Sechrist Industries, Inc., Anaheim, Calif., is partnering with Jay Buckley, MD, professor of medicine at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH, to bring hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to Tanzania.

A Sechrist monoplace hyperbaric chamber will be located at the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, and will be the first of its kind in mainland Tanzania.

HBOT has been used for decades to treat decompression sickness, and in recent years, its use for other indications has grown and evolved. At Muhimbili National Hospital, the Sechrist monoplace hyperbaric chamber will be used to treat numerous ailments, such as non-healing hypoxic wounds, chronic bone infections, injury to tissue from radiation treatment for cancer, and severe anemia. The team also hopes to evaluate HBOT for resistant mycobacterial infections.

Sechrist Industries, Inc. has been manufacturing hyperbaric chambers since 1973, and currently offers the largest diameter monoplace hyperbaric chamber on the market.

For more information, visit Sechrist Industries.

PHOTO: Dartmouth professor, Jay Buckey, MD, (far left) meets with clinicians in Tanzania who will soon begin treating patients with Sechrist’s monoplace hyperbaric chamber.