Thursday, July 9, 2009

SURETOUCH IN WESTERN AFRICA

Earlier this year, Medical Tactile was privileged to sign an agreement with Corinthian Medical Systems Limited of Accra, Ghana to be our exclusive SureTouch distributor in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. The Managing Director of Corinthian Medical Systems is Mr. Carl Wiafe a well respected and experienced business executive in Western Africa.


Mr. Wiafe’s sister is Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai, the Chief Executive of the Peace and Love Hospital in Oduom, Ghana. She is also the Director of Breast Care International (BCI). BCI is a Non Governmental Organization dedicated to the establishment of breast cancer awareness centers throughout Ghana especially in rural areas. Dr. Waife Addai is a Specialist in Breast Pathology and leads a highly experienced and dedicated staff. More about her organization can be found at:

http://www.breastcareghana.org


In April, Medical Tactile shipped the first SureTouch unit to Corinthian Medical Systems which was installed at the Peace and Love Hospital. Dr. Wiafe Addai and her staff are now using the SureTouch system as part of their breast cancer screening and detection efforts.


The arrival of the SureTouch device generated a great deal of interest in Ghana. Here is a link to an article about press conference that was held:

http://www.ghanadistricts.gov.gh/news/?read=25127


Ian Finlayson, our distributor from Australia, who was instrumental in arranging this distribution agreement traveled to Ghana to assist in training on the SureTouch system and represent Medical Tactile at the press conference. He provided some pictures from his visit.


Mr. Carl Wiafe speaking at the Press Conference in Kumasi, Ghana


Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai and Ian Finlayson demonstrating the SureTouch system


Dr. Wiafe Addai is well known internationally for her efforts and had the chance to visit with Medical Tactile in early June during a recent trip to Los Angeles. Here is a recent picture of her with Vice President Joe Biden:



Please join me in wishing great success to both Carl Wiafe and Beatrice Wiafe Addai towards their efforts for the SureTouch system and for promoting greater breast cancer awareness and early screening and detection in Western Africa.


I f you have any organizations or individuals seeking to place SureTouch systems in Western Africa please forward the information to Mr. Carl Wiafe. His contact information can be found here:

http://medicaltactile.com/contact/contact/network.htm


Best regards,


Denis

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