The HealthRays project has been awarded booth number 612 in the Toronto House of Friendship at the 2018 Rotary International Convention. Having a booth again this year is a fantastic way to showcase the HealthRays project and share District 6440's effort to bring digital x-ray technology to needy populations in Guatemala -- and eventually, around the world.
In just six months, HealthRays will be on display to convention attendees from across the globe from June 23 - 27, 2018. Plan to visit Booth #612 and sign-up to help spread the word about the HealthRays project in Toronto!
Kerr discusses the founding of rotary clubs and what makes them special. It is a business fellowship organization designed to increase humanitarian efforts around the world.
Using HealthRays technology, physicians in urban medical centers are able to access digital X-ray images from small, regional clinics serving needy populations in Guatemala, providing diagnosis and treatment options.
Courtesy of Rotary International
Earlier this year, the District 6440 HealthRays project became the proud recipient of a new official address and office space, which has been donated for our use as long as we need it by a generous HealthRays supporter and Rotarian. The office is in a central location of district 6440, which is a tremendous asset and convenience to the many committee members that live throughout the district.
The HealthRays project letterhead, business cards, e-Newsletters and News Alerts now all include the official office address: 1845 E. Rand Rd. Suite 109, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. This new office provides valuable space for storing, processing and organizing the growing number of materials necessary for the HealthRays project that is approximately one-third of the way to completion in Guatemala thanks to the growing number of contributors and supporters!
The District 6440 HealthRays® Project has been notified by The Rotary Foundation that its ninth clinic installation of a digital x-ray system has been approved. The new installation will be in the Nahualá clinic in Sololá, Guatemala, which is on the highway leading from Ciudad de Guatemala to Quetzaltenango. The unit will serve a population of 188,500 people in that area!
The HealthRays Project was begun in 2011 with the request of 29 units by the Guatemalan Ministry of Health. We are providing digital x-ray diagnostic to a population who has never had this access before. Previously, patients have had to travel to a regional hospital, sometimes many hours or days away, to obtain an x-ray. Our project is changing the face of care for the very poor in Guatemala. Thank you to all of the clubs in our district who are supporting this very important project!