A detailed overview of the steps of the equipment life cycle and how Partnerships can integrate these steps into their project work.

Managing the Medical Equipment Life Cycle

This resource serves as a companion to the Making it Work toolkit, published by THET in 2013 and offers an overview of the steps of the equipment life cycle and ways for partnerships to integrate these considerations into their projects.

This resource identifies ‘Assumptions’; expectations which might be valid for high-resource settings but which are not necessarily valid for low – and middle-income countries (LMICs). These are linked to ‘Mitigations’; potential ways to prevent setbacks and to improve the progress of the project and the quality of healthcare in the LMIC. Some of the mitigations need the support of a technical expert, but many can be done without additional resources.

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