Diamedica: the market leader in anaesthetic equipment for challenging environments
Whilst the UK shivered under a blanket of January snow, Managing Director, Robert Neighbour was visiting hospitals and servicing equipment in the warmer climes of West Africa. The Gambia’s beautiful beaches, exotic wildlife and friendly people have earned it the description The Smiling Coast of Africa. Yet despite these riches, the country is one of the poorest in the world.
The Global Surgical Consortium (GSC) envisions a world without barriers to safe surgery and anaesthesia.
Diamedica is proud to work with many charities who provide medical aid to low income countries and emergency relief to those caught up in disasters.
If you are a charity, corporate donor or an individual who would like to help supply suitable equipment to a hospital in need, please contact our Charity Liaison Officer, Carol Newman. Email email@example.com
The Republic of Chad is a landlocked country in central Africa with a largely desert climate and extremes of temperature. It is sometimes referred to as the “Dead Heart of Africa”. In April, Director, Robert Neighbour, travelled to Abéché Regional Hospital in the east of Chad, to install a Glostavent anaesthetic machine and provide training in its use and maintenance.
Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide is a newly formed charity that aims to relieve suffering and save lives by making the benefits of anaesthesia available to people in poor countries.
There are massive health inequalities around the globe. For example, two billion people have no access to emergency or surgical care. Two million mothers and newborns die every year due to complications during labour and delivery, mostly in the developing world. If you want to help, please read on...
On 9th July 2011 the Republic of South Sudan will officially be born following a historic independence referendum. It is therefore fitting that the first anaesthetic machine provided by the Bideford Bridge Rotary Club’s ‘Breath of Life’ campaign is going to help the birth of the youngest country in the world.
Diamedica Managing Director, Robert Neighbour, recently returned from a trip to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. The hospital provides free treatment for poor women with childbirth injuries. Robert’s visit was to help with the maintenance of the hospital’s four Glostavent® anaesthetic machines and provide training for local staff.
On Friday 8thOctober Dr Mike Marks MBE and the International Medical Director for Direct Relief International presented a Glostavent® anaesthesia machine to Palissa District Hospital in Uganda.
Zanzibar's white sandy beaches and coral reef make it look like a tropical paradise, but the one million people who live on the island have limited access to health care.
In May, Diamedica was delighted to arrange the shipment of a Glostavent ® Anaesthesia System to the Aberdeen Women's Centre in Sierra Leone, courtesy of the Gloag Foundation.
Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects both locally, nationally and internationally, and also partners with many charities worldwide. For example, the Rotary Club of Jersey and many others helped to provide a much needed second Glostavent ® Anaesthesia System for Bansang Hospital in the Gambia, through the Bansang Hospital Appeal.
When Bideford Bridge Rotary Club listened to a talk by Robert Neighbour on anaesthesia in the developing world they immediately decided to get behind the issue and applied for a slot at the 100th Rotary International Convention held in Birmingham in June 2009.