AFRICA – RAD-AID International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and expanding radiology services, has entered into a strategic partnership deal with Siemens Healthineers with the goal of providing access to affordable radiology education across African countries.
The strategic deal between RAD-AID and Siemens Healthineers will ensure fast bridging of specific educational gaps in staff training for medical imaging equipment in low-resource settings in selected African nations namely Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.
Under the deal, the parties seek to address shortage of skilled medical providers and workers in the field as well as financial limitations that constrain investment in education for medical imaging across the selected African countries.
The partnership also seeks to address key challenges facing health infrastructure delivery as well as poor hospital infrastructure in Africa including poor internet connection and obsolete equipment.
In addition, the partnership with RAD-AID will allow for a fast deployment of resources to ensure adequately trained staff on medical imaging equipment at a time when education is a growing topic in Africa.
The organization works in over 40 countries to improve and optimize access to medical imaging and radiology in low-resource regions of the world including African countries.
Furthermore, the charitable non-profit offers a broad portfolio of volunteering programs to foster education for radiology professionals in low-resource settings.
“The collaboration between RAD-AID and Siemens Healthineers is an exciting high impact outreach program for radiology education and health equity to help low-resource medical institutions in low and middle-income countries,” said Daniel J. Mollura, President of RAD-AID International.
In addition, the education program is in line with Siemens Healthineers’s commitment to improving access to care worldwide and transforming care delivery.
Siemens Healthineers is financially supporting RAD-AID activities across Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania, with multiple potential activities in additional countries in future.
“Radiology is a part of nearly every segment of healthcare, including pediatrics, obstetrics, medicine and surgery, making the absence of radiology a critical piece of global health disparity,” the leading medical technology company said.
Ole Per Maloy, CEO, Siemens Healthineers, Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa emphasized that continuous education and training in the field of Radiology is essential in ensuring quality healthcare and accurate diagnosis.
“We, at Siemens Healthineers are proud to support RAD-AIDs radiology education program, this initiative will provide essential training for Healthcare professionals across Africa,” he reiterated.