Biomedical Engineering for Africa

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Title

Biomedical Engineering for Africa

Subject

Biomedical Engineering

Description

Health technology innovation in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), including countries in Africa, falls far short of meeting the healthcare needs of these settings. The result is a heavy reliance on products and technologies imported from industrialised countries that are often not suited to, or sustainable for, LMICs.

Appropriate healthcare products for LMICs are best developed in these countries, where local knowledge and understanding of needs, context and available resources may be incorporated into designs and implementation plans. The objectives for enabling health technology development in LMICs include: 1) expanding the base of expertise through research training programmes with a problem-solving focus; 2) stimulating new knowledge, approaches and solutions by enabling innovation; and 3) integrating research communities within and across institutions to build critical mass.

Creator

Tania S Douglas

Source

https://openbooks.uct.ac.za/uct/catalog/view/24/30/2309

Publisher

University of Cape Town Libraries

Date

2019

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

Files

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Citation

Tania S Douglas, “Biomedical Engineering for Africa,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed June 20, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/7482.

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