HEROES OF HEALTHCARE
He is a silent force who plays a crucial role in transforming lives. He performs the maintenance of medical equipment, trains engineers, and is currently setting up a new training facility. Please meet one of our Heroes of Healthcare: biomedical equipment engineer Emmanuel Essah.
Through the medical capacity building program, Mercy Ships works hand-in-hand with partnering nations and local medical professionals to strengthen the healthcare infrastructure in Africa – and has been doing so for almost 30 years. In that time, Mercy Ships has been introduced to countless talented medical professionals who bring hope and healing to their communities and their countries. We want you to meet these Heroes of Healthcare.
Emmanuel Essah is our hero from Benin and has been working with Mercy Ships for over 10 years. As a biomedical equipment technician (BMET), he ensures medical equipment is well-maintained and trains other BMETs in Africa to do the same.
“I really love my work as a biomedical equipment technician, especially when I get to share my knowledge and skills with other people,” says Mercy Ships crewmember, Emmanuel Essah. “These programs will have a lasting impact on the person and the place he or she works in.”
Emmanuel Essah has walked a winding journey to becoming a biomedical equipment technician (BMET) for Mercy Ships. After initially joining our crew as a translator, he was eventually trained in the field of biomed technology — and ever since, he’s been dedicated to training and empowering fellow BMETs in the nations we serve.
Discover more about Emmanuel’s vision for empowering healthcare systems in our latest Heroes of Healthcare story: