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Digital X-ray Machine Up and Running in Haiti

After two and half years in development, a project started by HaitiServe to bring diagnostic medical imaging to its partners in Haiti reached a major milestone when its first fully custom digital x-ray machine began operating at a clinic in Southeastern Port-au-Prince.

As of July 2016, a clinic operated by Repheka Haiti can now provide affordable X-ray services to the nearly 9,000 patients a year it currently serves.

The goal of the project was develop an x-ray machine that could handle the unique challenges faced by clinics in Haiti and other developing nations. These challenges include limited access to sufficient power, high initial investment cost, maintenance and support requirements, and a lack of trained operators and radiology specialists.

The project was carried out by SIPO Global – an offshoot of Provision Foundation –  which is focused on addressing the growing healthcare divide between the U.S. and the developing world. SIPO Global’s efforts are concentrated on designing and engineering cost-effective medical devices tailored to the unique set of needs and challenges faced by medical clinics and hospitals in developing world environments.

Now that the X-ray system is successfully operating in Haiti, SIPO is seeking investment partners from the business, education and ministry sectors to make the technology available throughout the world.

SIPO also remains committed to improvements and modifications in the technology, including adapting the unit to be solar-powered, thus making it accessible in remote environments.

For more information, please contact SIPO Global directly: