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Eighth Digital X-Ray Unit Arrived in Guatemala City!

Spring is here and the District 6440 HealthRays® project continues to make exciting progress. The eighth digital x-ray system arrived in Guatemala and is scheduled for transport to a clinic in Gualan on April 25th.  Installation will follow with an official inauguration planned for later in May. When this clinic is operational, an additional estimated…
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Ministry of Health seeks to reduce burden on 2 hospitals

The following is a translation from an article originally appearing in Guatemala. Click here for a PDF of the Spanish version. Eight health centers and five regional hospitals will be improved this year to reduce about 145,000 patient consultations that go to Roosevelt and General San Juan de Dios, according to projections of officials, who…
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Great News…Not One, Not Two, Not Three, But Four Installations Completed in 2016!

As noted in the November 28th issue of the e-Newsletter, the District 6440 HealthRays® project took a major step forward over the last several months when four new digital x-ray unit installations were completed in Guatemala. Inaugurations took place on: August 25 in Palencia, September 12 in Villa Canales, October 25 in Livingston and November…

Media Continues to Cover HealthRays Success in Guatemala

As the HealthRays initiative moves forward, local and regional media outlets in Guatemala continue to provide coverage — including this recent story about the HealthRays installation ceremony held August 25:   https://www.elpaisdelosjovenes.com/centro-de-vida/centro-de-salud-y-sexualidad/fundacion-rotaria-y-clubes-rotarios-dona-equipo-de-rayos-x-en-palencia/   Media coverage is helping bring visibility to the problems of Guatemala’s underserved populations and to our long-term efforts with HealthRays. 

Guatemalan Coast Guard Assists with Delivery of Latest HealthRays Technology

The HealthRays initiative announced on August 15 that digital x-ray equipment for installation at the Livingston clinic (the fourth HealthRays clinic to become operational) has arrived and is being installed. This is an excellent example of the kind of partnership that characterizes HealthRays. Local Rotarians worked with the Guatemalan Coast Guard to deliver the digital…

Installation Plans and Development Progress Continues for HealthRays

It is exciting to know that when the next three clinics are installed this summer in Livingston, Villa Canales and Palencia, the total estimated population that will have access to digital x-ray technology will be 300,000 to 600,000 Guatemalans.  An installation ceremony, observing HealthRays’ progress to date, is being planned for the Palencia clinic in…

New HealthRays Installations Expected this Summer

The HealthRays project is expected to take a major step forward this summer when three new digital x-ray installations are scheduled for completion in Guatemala. If everything stays on schedule, digital x-ray units will soon be installed in Livingston, Villa Canales and Palencia, bringing the total number of units that are up and running to…

We’re Making Progress!

Rotary District 6440’s effort to bring digital x-ray technology to needy populations in Guatemala — and eventually, around the world — continues to gather momentum. Fundraising continues at a steady pace, and we are delighted to announce that we have now surpassed the $600,000 mark in funding commitments, with nearly 50 clubs and 14 districts…

Rotary Districts Continue to Sign On with HealthRays!

Rotary districts 5950 (Minnesota) and 7360 (Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia) recently became the latest Rotary districts to join our HealthRays initiative, pledging $10,000 each. In addition, 2017-18 District Governor Nominees in Rotary Zones 28 and 29 have organized a “class project” in hopes of garnering support from additional districts for our project. We thank…

Rotarians in Taiwan Provide Funding Support for HealthRays

(April 20, 2015) Five Rotary districts in Taiwan have generously contributed funding to the HealthRays initiative. The participation of these districts helps underscore the international impact of this project, which aims to install 29 digital x-ray units to bring new healthcare capability to underserved populations in Guatemala. Funding from Taiwanese Rotarians will be applied to…
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