In Zambia, there is limited healthcare provision, and in particular a great need for radiology equipment, accessories and services. Brigitte Kaviani, Deputy Operations Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, has been working in collaboration with Zambian radiographers since 2017.
Brigitte works closely with Sydney Mulamfu, Head of Radiology at Livingstone Central Hospital, and together they have helped educate radiographers with a library of books donated from the UK.
“The response from the UK radiology community to this project has been wonderful. Both radiology staff and UK companies have donated books, markers and equipment, but there is still a considerable need for further donations. I’m very grateful to Fujifilm for their contribution, every donation makes a huge impact.”Brigitte Kaviani
As well as helping to advance their radiology skills,the project also trains radiographers in basic first aid, so they can support their communities in emergencies. Anatomical markers and other medical devices are in short supply in the country, and over the last few years Brigitte has sourced hundreds of markers and radiology books, and has also helped supply crucial items healthcare equipment.
Fujifilm recently donated 100 anatomical markers to the project, and Brigitte delivered them to Sydney and his students earlier this year.
“We are delighted to have been able to help in a small way with the donation of anatomical markers for Zambia. We understand the desperate need in the country for healthcare equipment, and Fujifilm will be looking at how else we can support Zambian radiographers in the future.”Steve Leatherland, Modality Business Unit Manager at Fujifilm