Keith Feay is a retired x-ray engineer and his wife, Judith, is a radiographer. They have visited Malawi several times, installing and servicing x-ray equipment and training local people.. Working with SAM (the Service and Maintenance unit set up at Ekwendeni to undertake repairs to hospital equipment) and John Gulule (a hospital service engineer) Keith is now able to problem solve and give advice via the internet and Skype.
In the last few weeks faults in an x-ray unit and a film processing unit have been diagnosed with Keith’s long range help. The equipment has now been repaired locally and both pieces of equipment are working satisfactorily.
It is hoped to develop this ‘electronic link’ further to support Malawians in servicing and repairing hospital medical equipment of all kinds with the support of those with professional expertise in the U.K.