Please find below a list of the international projects that I had the privilege of participating, in reverse chronological order. This list does not include visits, presentations and workshops that are found elsewhere on this site. This is an incomplete list and I will try to add the older ones as I find time.
|Assistance in the development of the Saudi Food and Drug Administration's Medical Device Division, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oct-Dec, 2005|
|Appraisal of an equipment loan project presented by the General Hospital of Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam, to the Finland government, July 14-17, 2003|
|Appraisal of an equipment loan project presented by the General Hospital of Cao Bang province, Vietnam, to the Finland government, July 7-11, 2003|
|International Forum for Promoting Safe and Affordable Medical Technologies in Developing Countries, The World Bank, Washington, D.C., May 19 – 20, 2003 (plenary speaker and discussion session leader)|
|Appraisal of an equipment loan project presented by the Central Alashan Hospital, Bayanhot, Inner Mongolia - China, to the Finland government, Dec. 8-9, 2002 |
|Appraisal of an equipment loan project presented by 4 Fuzhou City hospitals, Fujian - China, to the Finland government, Dec. 4-6, 2002|
|Technology Policy, Planning & Procurement module, Flagship Program, World Bank Institute, Washington, DC, Nov. 14, 2001 (together with Joseph P. Welsh)|
|Evaluation of 3 technology sub-projects contracted by the Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social (IMSS) with funds provided by The World Bank. Mexico City, July - Nov. 2000|
|Organization of a life-support equipment training program for Eastern European engineers, Carelift International, Levoca, Slovakia, Sept. 22 - Oct. 2, 1996|
|Mejoramiento de los servicios de salud en Colombia, consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB/BID) loan to Colombian government (Fondo Nacional Hospitalario), Bogotá, Colombia, Nov. 15-30, 1991|
|Development of a framework for the management of health technology, Ministry of Health - Jamaica/Pan-American Health Organization, Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 16-19, 1990|
|Desarrollo del Proyecto Convergencia - Cooperación técnica entre países para el desarrollo tecnológico en salud, Pan-American Health Organization, Washington, DC, July 1990|
|Seminario "Taller sobre Equipamiento," Ministerio de Salud de Perú/Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Lima, Peru, Oct. 17-19, 1984|
|Segunda Reunión de Arquitectura e Ingenieria de Servicios de Salud, Ministerio de Salud de Perú/Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Lima, Peru, Oct. 22-26, 1984|
I would like to acknowledge all the persons with whom I had the privilege of working on these projects. I apologize for not naming each one, as the list would be very long. I have learned a great deal from them on these projects, often more than I manage to contribute. In addition to the successes they achieved, I find particularly useful to learn first hand the problems, failures, and mistakes they made, so I can tell others (and myself) to avoid them in the future. I also enjoy the challenges of understanding the cultural differences that make certain approaches work well in a country, but not in others.