Partnership with MercyShips


When Mercy Ships sends advance teams to a country to discuss a ship visit, meetings are held with senior Ministry of Health officials. One opportunity offered at these meetings is to have SPECT educators provide sterile processing training for hospital and clinic staff. If these officials welcome the opportunity, SPECT volunteers will begin an extensive evaluation process of not only the sterilization procedures at each facility but also worksite arrangements and efficiency. Health care workers are then invited to a classroom course followed by hands on mentoring at their workplace after the classroom sessions.