Last week, on Thursday 14 December, 10 Biomedical Technicians from 4 different hospitals in Douala graduated!
The Biomedical Technician Training project teaches participants proper repair and maintenance techniques of medical equipment. They received 8 weeks training in 3 blocks (3 weeks/2 weeks/3 weeks). The training was held within the newly refurbished Biomed workshop at Hopital Laquintinie (Douala) and was provided in partnering with Medical Aid International (UK) to provide the necessary equipment for the safe and effective repair of medical equipment.
All participants passed the final test after 8 weeks of hard work. They learned not only how to repair and maintain medical equipment, but they also got trained in the Train the Trainer techniques, how to run and manage a meeting, how to take care and organize their equipment and how to work together. We also donated equipment and all 10 participants received a personal toolkit to maintain and repair medical equipment on the job.
In January we will start with a new Biomedical Training Program and a new group of students! We pray for all the participants that we trained and the ones that will start in January. That they will impact their workplace for the good and that they will play a significant part in making their hospitals grow and develop.