THET is collaborating with a significant number of global organisations that are engaged in medical equipment work in developing countries. Find some useful links to guidance and further information.

Making it Work - A toolkit for medical equipment donations. THET has produced this detailed guidance for those wishing to donate medical equipment to hospitals and health clinics in developing countries.

Managing the Medical Equipment Life Cycle. Produced by THET, this publication provides a detailed overview of the steps of the equipment life cycle and how Partnerships can integrate these steps into their project work.

WHO Medical Device Technical Series: Comprehensive series of guides and training modules designed to improve access, quality and use of medical equipment, including:

  • Needs assessment
  • Procurement
  • Donation
  • Inventory management
  • Maintenance
  • Computerized maintenance management system

'How to Manage' series of health care technology guides: A series of guides to set up a health technology management system:

  • Guide 1 – how to organize a system of healthcare technology management
  • Guide 2 – how to plan and budget for healthcare technology
  • Guide 3 – how to procure and commission your healthcare technology
  • Guide 4 – how to operate your healthcare technology effectively and safely
  • Guide 5 – how to organize the maintenance of your healthcare technology
  • Guide 6 – how to manage the finances of your healthcare technology management team

Biomedical engineering success stories from low- and middle-income countries: Poster profiles of biomedical engineering success stories in Brazil, Peru, Jordan and the Gambia

Healthcare technology management: Free online course via OpenLearn LabSpace, Open University (approximately 15 hours)

Diigo INFRATECH group: Collection of health technology management resources on web.

INFRATECH discussion forum for health technology management and clinical engineering: Web archive and joining instructions

 Baseline country survey on medical devices, 2010

Biomedical and clinical engineering institutions and associations worldwide

Survey of biomedical/clinical engineering teaching units worldwide