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.
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.