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Impression Country Dates Project/visit

Renkum, NetherlandsFlag-nl-lgflag May-June-July 2022 Fotoexpositie “Ontmoetingen op Quadenoord.
Fototentoonstelling over verrassingen in het Renkums Beekdal. 19 mei t/m 19 Juli 2022
Foto’s van Jan Huijs op grootbeeldschermen in Multifunctioneel Centrum Doelum in Renkum. Zie de Aankondiging voor details. Zie ook het bericht in

Photo exhibition “Encounters on Quadenoord estate”.
Photo exihbition about surprises in the Renkum stream-valley. May 19th until july 19th 2022.
See Announcement for details. (in Dutch!)


Duesseldorf, Germany
Nov 2016 On November 14 and 15th, Jan could attend the Medica 2016 in Duesseldorf. With many new contacts and new developments. One of the major steps forward was meeting Mr. Lu Liansheng of Beijing Kinseng Medical based in Beijing, China. Through him the Chinese version of the book is being compiled. I could see a first proof print!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA NetherlandsFlag-nl-lgflag Nov 2016 On November 7th the final lecture evening of the second edition an e-leaning program for staff of sterilization departments of hospitals in the Netherlands took place. The final evening for the 33 students that subscribed, took again place at the Summa college in Eindhoven. There were lectures on microbiology, cleaning and sterilization. Jan presented the lecture on sterilization
flag-as-lgflagAustralia, Brisbane October 2015 The 17th WFHSS (World Forum for Hospital Sterilization Sciences) took place on Oct 25th until Oct 29th in Brisbane, Australia. On Saturday, October 2th Jan could do a presentation on his expierences in Liberia: The aftermath of the Ebola crisis. Hospitals in Liberia preparing for the post Ebola challenge.
For a report (Dutch) click here.
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Brisbane area
Nov 2016
Visiting Brisbane and its surroundings, before and after the WFHSS congress
Flage Belgium
Sept 2016 Attending the JIFS, les Journees Internatiales Francophones de la Sterilisation. During this congress the new second edition of French version of the book on Sterilization was presented!
NL-Wageningen WUR 20160421 Forum Q763 Jan Gastcollege Facing Standards Gap Groep Global Health

Flag-nl-lgflagNetherlands April 2016 Guest lecturer at WUR (Wageningen University and Research). Presentation: “Facing The Standards Gap“, in the context of the curriculum on Global Health for bachelor students of Health and Society
NL-Eindhoven Summa College 20160405 SteriAk: Refresher training of CSSD staff: explaining the physics of steam. The candidates did a pilot e-leaning course. At the end of the theoretical part they came for a closing practical evening to Eindhoven. Flag-nl-lgflagNetherlands April 2016 Summa College, Eindhoven: Contact dag Deelnemers e-learning MSMH
After commissioning of the AJ Costa autoclave, the users are trained by James Flag-ni-lgflag
Nov 2015 Umuowa, Imo State, St. Mary’s Children and Community Hospital. Installation of the new semi automatic steam sterilizer AJ-Costa  Uniclave 77; repair of the Matachana sterilizer. Followed by training of staff involved in sterile supply.
S-Soedertaelje Hageber Folkshogskola 20150826 Maria Hansby Steam Demonstration Kit Vacuum Drying Flag-sw-lgflagSweden Aug 2015 Sodertalje, Lund. Lecture for students Sterile Supply on the experiences in Liberia; physics of steam sterilization. Initiating of the translation of the book on sterilization into Swedish.
 J-Miyasaki Miyanichi Kaikan 201508002 Meilleur Presentation Jan Steam Properties Pumping. Workshop on steam sterilization. Made possible through Meilleur. Flag-ja-lgflag
July 2015 Japan tour. Lecturing visits on sterile supply to Tokyo, Osaka, Oita and Saitama in Japan. On invitation of Meilleur, Japan.
Training of staff on the new Matachana autoclave Flag-li-lgflag
May-July 2015 St. Joseph’s Hospital; Monrovia. Renovation of the sterilisation department of the St. Josephs Hospital. Redesign of the department. An older KSG sterilizer was overhauled. A new Matachana S501 automatic autoclave and a Steriflow Robustex manual autoclave were installed and commissioned. Upon completion, staff was trained.
User training on the Matachana S1000 autoclave in the Maternity Hospital of the JF Kennedy Medical Centre in Monrovia, Liberia Flag-li-lgflagLiberia May-July 2015 JF Kennedy Medical Center, Monrovia. Collaboriation with the local staff for repair and commissioning of the Matachana S1000 autoclave in the Maternity Hospital. Upon successful acceptance tests, staff was trained and production initiated.
F-Roanne Steriflow 20150319 Usine Autoclave Grand Steriflow 2m Jan Montre

Steriflow, France
2015-2 Visit SteriFlow, sterilizer factory in France. They focus on the production of large sterilizers for the pharmaceutical industry. They however also build the Robustex autoclave, a small, manual operated autoclave designed for use in health facilities in remote areas. It is the autoclave of choice by MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres) and DRK (German Red Cross) for use in the emergency hospitals. The visit was for evaluation of the Robustex, planned to be procured for St. Josephs hospital in Monrovia, Liberia
Flag-sp-lgflagSpain 2015-1 Visit Matachana. For a technical training on the S1000 and S501 autoclaves. As a preparation for a visit to  hospitals in Monrovia Liberia, where these autoclaves are to be repaired, commissioned and trained on.
2014-12 St. Joseph’s Hospital, Monrovia, Liberia
Assessment visit for rehabilitation of the sterilization department. The visit took place in the midst of the Ebola crisis.
JF Kennedy Medical Centre, Monrovia
Brief assessment visit for the repair/commissioning of the steam sterilizer in the sterilization department of the Japan-Liberian friendship maternity hospital.
D-Wuerzburg FWS 20141111 Ebola Training Our Team In PPE Ready To Enter High Risk Zone 1 Flag-gm-lgflag
 2014 Ebola Preparedness training at Wuerzburg City Fire Fighting School. Organized by the German Red Cross in collaboration with the Medical Mission Institute. I attended as part of my preparation for going to Liberia, for assisting St. Josephs Hospital and JFK Medical Centre in rehabilitating their Sterile Supply Department.
PJ-Los Banos Mount Makiling 20140422 Walk With Joel Palacpac Trail Returning Large Tree With Figlike Fruits On Stem2 Flag-rp-lgflagPhilippines 2014 Devopment of PLAMAHS  asset Management software; handing over
Visit Mt. Makiling, Los Banos
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Flag-rs-lgflag 2013-04 Russia, Moscow. DGM. Launch of Russian version of the book
2012-09 Umuowa, Imo State Hospital. St. Mary’s Children and Community Hospital. Installation of sterilizer and equipment for the operating theatre
RCA-Bangui Plage 20091108 Bateau Sur Fleuve Flag-ct-lgflagCentral African Republic 2012 Bangui. Procurement of Equipment for CoNaSan; Training Sterilization for users and technicians
PJ-Davao Samal 20100816 Paradise Island Ready For The Ferry Boat Early Morning Flag-rp-lgflagPhilippines 2010 Davao. Development of modules for the PLAMAHS Asset Management system. A glimpse of paradise
 Flag-la-lgflagLaos  2009 Vientiane. Training/Implementation/upgrade of PLAMAHS Asset management system
BF-Ouagadougou CMA Bogodogo 20090806 Formation Sterilisation Essaie Autoclave Raypa1 Echec Flag-uv-lgflag
Burkina Faso
2009-8 Ouagadougou. Training sterilizer technicans. During a brief visit to Ghana, Ouagadougou was flooded. The buildings of DGIEM were submerged in water. All computer equipment lost; the new books become useless; archives gone. A disaster for the department!
BF-Ouagadougou MS DGIEM 20080520 Formation Sterilisation Principe de Sechage Par Un Vide Flag-uv-lgflagBurkina Faso 2008-05 Ouagadougou. Implementation PLAMAHS; Training Sterilisation. With further implementation of the PLAMAHS asset management system
RSA-Stellenbosch Tygerberg Hospital 20070516 Course SSD Practical Successful cycle Flag-sf-lgflag
South Africa
2007-05 Stellenbosch, Tijgerberg Hospital. Training Sterilization
IL Foto 13 Jerusalem Joodse Wijk Flag-is-lgflag
2007-06 Beit Shemesh, Training Tuttnauer, visit Jerusalem
Indonesia Timor Atambua RSUD 20061215 Course Sterilization Technicians : servicing of a Webeco A35 table top sterilizer Flag-id-lgflag
2006-12 East Timor, Atambua Hospital, Indonesia. Training Sterilization
MW-Lilongwe RMU Lilongwe 20060601 Workhop PLAMAHS Training Flag-mi-lgflag
2006-06 Lilongwe, PLAMAHS Training; Further development of PLAMAHS Asset Management system
RSA-Stellenbosch Tygerberg Hospital 20050815 Course Sterilization Practical in CSSD Demonstration Sterilizer Bowie-Dick Test Group Flag-sf-lgflagSouth Africa 2005-08 Stellenbosch, Tijgerberg Hospital. Training sterilization
BF-Ouagadougou Maternite Suka 20080521 Travaux Pratiques SMI Test Bowie-Dick Apercu Flag-uv-lgflagBurkina Faso 2005 Ouagadougou. Further Implementation of the PLAMAHS asset management software; Training on Sterilisation for the technicians of DGIEM, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Flag-uv-lgflagBurkina Faso 2003
MW-Lilongwe RMU Lilongwe 20030402 Training Sterilization Practical 2  Flag-mi-lgflag
 2003  Training for staff of the sterilization departments and sterilizer technicians, for the PAM (Physical Asset Management) department of the Ministry of Health and Population, Lilongwe, Malawi
ETH-Tigray REST Food Convoy 19910413 Maiteno Hill REST Field Office Huts Flag-et-lgflagTigray 1992 Evaluation of medical equipment maintenance services in Tigray; the most northern part of the current Ethiopia. At the time, early 1991 controlled by TPLF. Tigray was supplied through food convoys organized through REST, the Relief Society of Tigray, at the time based in London. REST was supported by MEMISA, based in the Netherlands, that requested me to do the evaluation. During the visit a final offensive to Addis Abbeba took place, ending the rule of the then Emperor Mengisto. I kept a diary on the events with the title; From a Fly to a Lion. In due time this story will be also on this site.
All images of this site
Home Renkum 2015-12-03: Building the garden house: The first layer of the roof is mounted with a great helping hand of Jos Beeren. Flag-nl-lgflag 2015-2016 Building the garden house. A long-term dream come true: Building our garden house. We called it “Akwaaba”, “Welcome” in the Ghanaian Twi language. It is a reference to our time that we lived in Ghana in the 1980’s and shared a great time with the Ghanaian people, where we met each other and where we married!
NL-Renkum Quadenoord 20150509 Paarden bloem Met Eiken2 Flag-nl-lgflag 1990-2016 Surprises  of Quadenoord. Quadenoord, the place where we live, is situated in forests around the town of Renkum, Gelderland, The Netherlands. Every season of the year  nature shows its surprises!

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