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MEMO retrofits mammography van for Cuba

Another important piece of medical technology will soon be on its way into service at two Cuban hospitals as the local MEMO group begins its latest project.

This initiative means breast cancer screening will become more readily available in a region where it is needed. The mobile mammography unit in Northwestern Ontario is upgrading to digital and the surplus analog equipment is being donated to MEMO-Cuba.

Project Manager Marilyn Shaver says this health-care service will provide some women in Cuba with something they've never had before and the screening service is ''highly necessary'' for that region. A trailer is also being prepared to house the equipment which is expected to be shipped out by next month. Home Depot volunteers are installing flooring and paneling and when its completed there is little doubt that it will make a huge difference.

The MEMO project uses older, surplus medical equipment from hospitals, homes for aged, and other health care agencies in the District of Thunder Bay in their efforts to provide equipment and supplies to two medical facilities in Cuba.

Source: Thunder Bay's Source


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