2012-2013; 2018-2019

In partnership with Mercy Ships International, SPECT provided sterile processing training to 22 health care professionals from 4 different hospitals and clinics in 2018 and 2019. Afterwards, 15 participants received further training and have gone on to train an additional 35 co-workers on efficient and effective sterile processing techniques.

To fully understand the need for sterile processing training Mercy Ships and SPECT collaborated with the Guinean Ministry of Public Health to identify participates to take part in the sterile processing course. The selected participants and hospitals underwent an assessment to determine the gaps and weaknesses in their current process. This assessment allowed the facilitator to customize training to exact needs of the participants and hospital facilities.  

The sterilization process is very important. It is the backbone of safe surgery because the first patient may have a sickness or disease like HIV or hepatitis, so whenever you treat them with surgery and use the same instrument on another patient without the same pathology you can transmit infection through improperly sterilized instruments. Instead of reducing infection, it can be spread further.
— Dr. Fode Lansana Camara