Our Mission

Our Mission

Benin / 2017

Reduce the
risk of surgical

We partner with healthcare facilities to educate, consult, and advocate for access to sterile processing resources.

We're dedicated to promoting the highest quality of reprocessing possible within limited resource settings, with the goal of ensuring patient safety and well-being. In addition, we support the development of innovative methods to sterilize instruments that are both cost effective and easily maintainable.

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Recent Programs


Phnom Penh, Cambodia

As part of the Safe Surgery 2020 initiative, funded by the GE Foundation, SPECT is partnering with Assist International to provide comprehensive sterile processing training and mentoring to healthcare workers from 9 facilities in Cambodia. Included in this project is a research study that will identify the impact of SPECT’s training.


Central America

Funded by Izumi Foundation, SPECT and Lifebox partnered to deliver a Safer Surgical Instruments workshop to healthcare workers from four countries in Central America: Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. With on-going mentoring, these workers have gone on to conduct 1-day workshops for other healthcare workers in their countries.



Since 2013, SPECT has partnered with Mercy Ships to provide training and mentoring to healthcare facilities along coastal Africa. In 2018/2019, SPECT founder Christina Fast returned to Guinea, where the idea of using education to begin addressing the challenges she had seen with sterile processing began. It was her privilege to witness SPECT’s training being taught by former trainees.