This list provides links to the national medical equipment policies for those sub-Saharan African Countries that have them
THET surveyed BME professional associations in sub-Saharan Africa about medical equipment donations and policies within their countries.
Somaliland's challenges with medical equipment are more acute than most, in 2013 THET conducted a needs assessment report. This report includes summaries of the stakeholders visited during the assessment, key findings and recommendations for THET and partners in Somaliland.
This needs assessment was performed to assess medical equipment maintenance capacity in MoH hospitals in Zambia. A particular focus was paid to personnel and training needs in order to determine gaps in the current structure that can be addressed in part through the establishment of a biomedical engineering technologist diploma course in Zambia.
This leaflet sets out some of the things to think about before consider donating medicines or equipment as a volunteer in LMICs, it is not an exhaustive list or set of examples.