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Brigitte Kaviani, Deputy Operations Director at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, has been working in collaboration with Zambian radiographers since 2017. There is limited healthcare provision in the country, and in particular a great need for radiology equipment, accessories and services.
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. 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.
“The response from theUK radiology community to this project has been wonderful,” said Brigitte Kaviani. “Bothradiology staff and UK companies have donated books, markers and equipment, butthere is still a considerable need for further donations. I’m very grateful to Fujifilm fortheir contribution, every donation makes a huge impact.” Steve Leatherland, Modality Business Unit Manager at Fujifilm, said “We aredelighted to have been able to help in a small way with the donation of anatomicalmarkers for Zambia. We understand the desperate need in the country forhealthcare equipment, and Fujifilm will be looking at how else we can supportZambian radiographers in the future.”
To donate to the project please contact brigitte.kaviani(at)gmail(dot)com .
Photo credits L to R:Sydney Mulamfu, Head of Radiology at Livingstone Central Hospital and students