I came across this brilliant article and found it a very interesting read. The article highlights many unspoken issues within healthcare in the LMICs.
The issue of unsuitable donated equipment due to various reasons such as incompatible or lack of electrical supply and broken equipment that cannot be fixed due to lack of biomedical engineering education.
Dr Nahid Bhadelia finishes the article expressing her uneasy feeling towards the “sheer waste” of medical equipment often due to the lack of communication between the donor and recipient.
All these concerns are what we work hard towards resolving.
Our process is communicating directly to the recipient to make sure the medical equipment is right first time and exactly what is needed. We pride ourselves on the continued support even after the project is complete.
“When medical equipment breaks down in the developing world, it often stays broken” This is something our CEO Tim Beacon is passionate about resolving. We have developed our Online Biomedical Engineering Course for exactly this reason.
Our course is accessible all over the world and it will really have a positive impact on the amount of wasted equipment.
Rage Against The Busted Medical Machines By Dr Nahid Bhadelia
By Katie Sampson
Marketing and Educational Support