SÄS – « Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus » has since many years a partnership with Burkina Faso, from the beginning mostly with the regional hospital in Bobo-Dioulasso. When the ECLA Clinique was established in the outskirts of Ouagadougou, in collaboration with Yennenga Progress, the Swedish hospital, SÄS , donated most of the equipment to make it possible to start the clinic.
To improve the capacity of the clinic in Ouagadougou, SÄS has now given a new donation consisting of very important equipment as a mobile X-Ray unit, a sterilizer unit, gynecological instruments, instruments for ophthalmic examinations etc. etc. Altogether this donation has a volume of 14 cubic meters.
Martti Valkonen and Urban Tapper, the two responsible for the technical support at the hospital in Borås, have done a tremendous job to select the right equipment and to pack everything carefully in specially designed wooden boxes. Their willingness to support is heart warming.
All this equipment has to be transported to Tierp where a big container shall be loaded with lots of different materials for different Yennenga Progress projects in Burkina Faso. Nils Westlin from Valbo, Sandviken, offered valuable time and efforts to find a truck and take care of the transportation. Sotissi Compaoré, the coordinator of the Yennenga Progress projects in Nakamtenga, Ziniaré, actually on a study trip in Sweden, also assisted in the transportation. Many Yennenga Progress friends are involved in collecting the material. A big thank to you all for your support and engagement.
The container will be shipped to Burkina Faso in the beginning of August.