Since establishing the new WBF board in 2014 (read more about the WBF here), our foundation has carried out, in collaboration with the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) and the Spanish Association of Respiratory Endoscopy and Interventional Neumology (AEER), two inspection visits in Nicaragua and Honduras, and a stay with a Course-Training workshop in Managua.
This Course-Workshop was made in September 2016 with the help of three SEPAR grants. These grants were used to organize the Course-Workshop and to make stays in different hospitals in the cities of Masaya, León and Chinandega. The AEER has donated money for purchasing a bronchoscope for the Chianandega Public Hospital and training material. Moreover, SIMMEDICA-Spain has donated an ERBO-Kryo with cryosonde to a hospital in Managua.
We are currently planning a stay of two weeks in November 2017 in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). In this time, the second International Workshop of Respiratory Endoscopy will be made, some materials for the National Pulmonary Cardio Institute will be donated, and also, a collaboration stay will be done, apart from other activities with the Honduras’ universities.