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Yet Another Successful EBME Seminar!
Hilditch and Amalthea Trust had a great time exhibiting at EBME on Tuesday the 26th of April. The EBME seminar is an annual event that brings together healthcare professionals who are responsible for the management of medical equipment.
The event was a huge success and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who visited our stand. It was fantastic to meet our current customers and potential new ones.
Mike Hilditch, in his capacity as Chairman of The Amalthea Trust, gave a talk at the EBME Conference ‘Good Training is Better than Bad Donations’. Mike highlighted the huge amounts of money that had been pumped into Africa; in particular over the last 50 years, including many billions a year from the UK Government annually, with very few tangible improvements. He pointed out that other poor economies in particular in Asia had grown significantly without the benefit of large amounts of aid, and that perhaps the Aid was the problem in Africa. The talk went onto address what most agencies, such as WHO, now accept as good practice; which includes targeted small loans to business, help with education and infrastructure. However, Africa is improving and growth is excellent in some countries. This is due to better IT, web access etc. and the entrepreneurial spirit of the younger Africans; our job in the West is to encourage this and provide the tools so that they can increase their expertise. This is what Amalthea Trust is doing by running the Biomedical Technicians Course in Kyambogo University.
The talk was well received, and 11 engineers from the audience expressed an interest in volunteering for the Trust.
Mike would like to thank John Sandham for inviting him to talk at the conference.