Ardo is an international company – our pumps are quality Swiss-made – and we often hear through our counterparts abroad about how our products are being used and reviewed, generally from countries such as the USA and New Zealand. So, it’s been fantastic to hear about our pumps being received in Zambia, Africa, and especially as they are being used within the maternity and neo-natal units there.
The Ardo link to Zambia comes from India Rogers, who works as Neonatal Clinical Educator at The Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. India knows a British doctor who has lived in Zambia for the past three years, who having worked as a junior doctor on a neo-natal unit in Leeds during her training, now volunteers as a doctor on the neo-natal unit in Kapiri Mphosi, Zambia.
India wanted to visit her friend in Zambia, to offer her assistance and to look at a way of building relationships with the Zambian hospital staff in order to collaborate with them not only during the trip, but also once back in England as an ongoing and developing source of support and information.
Ardo supplied India with ten breastpumps which she took as gifts to the Zambian hospital. She delivered practical teaching sessions around some of the basics of neonatal care and demonstrated how the Ardo Amaryll manual breastpumps could be put to sustainable best use. The Zambian staff were said to be extremely appreciative for the gift, and are using them with their patients, ensuring that mums could pump breastmilk for their babies on the wards.
The clinical lead and matron of the hospital gratefully received this training and are enthusiastic for the relationship with India to continue, for their staff to receive further teaching and development, to deliver the best care possible on the wards.
Ardo is pleased to have been able to support this project by donating the breastpumps, and in helping to achieve India’s purpose of her trip in supporting the staff, mums and babies on the neo-natal and maternity wards at this hospital in Kapiri Mphosi, Zambia.