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.


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