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This summary report outlines the baseline capacity assessment of health centres involved in the Novartis Social Business funded Federal Ministry of Health project to increase access to services through training and capacity building across Ethiopia.
Biomedical engineering in Somaliland - This report was prepared for THET Somaliland to share the results of a baseline needs assessment of biomedical engineering (medical equipment maintenance and management) in Somaliland. The assessment was undertaken in order to identify key gaps and advice on appropriate capacity building opportunities to address them.
The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) was engaged by the SUN Fund Management to develop a strategy for the alignment of the diploma in Food and Nutrition from NRDC and the BSc in Human Nutrition from UNZA. A preliminary step was a consultation exercise to examine the need for and any obstacles to alignment. This step was conducted in 2015; the report concluded that an alignment was desirable and feasible, and led to specific recommendations around the possible composition of the aligned courses (Barker 2015).
This report was commissioned by THET as part of its work on improving biomedical engineering capacity within Zambia. It presents the key findings of an exercise undertaken to map and analyze the HTM polices and procedures within Copperbelt health facilities, the province’s Provincial Medical Office (PMO) and the MoH itself. The report aims to represent the key processes, institutions and practices related to HTM within the Zambian health system in order to establish a clear picture of medical equipment management from planning and budgeting activities at the
Ministry of Health to maintenance and use of equipment in Zambian health facilities. The report does this in order to identify specific changes and activities required to improve HTM in the Zambian health system, and provide recommendations for ways forward in terms of HTM at central, provincial and facility level.
This report details the Uganda UK Health Alliance programme work plan for the next year, highlighting the huge potential that Ugandan & UK health institutions can contribute towards health improvements in both countries.
At the end of 2015, THET organised a Needs Assessment workshop in Johannesburg for Professional Associations for Bio-Medical Engineering professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This partnership hopes to increase the number of trained colposcopists, expand the capacity of colposcopy clinics, and increase the number of trained pathologists experience in cervical histopathology, in hopes of reducing mortality rates due to cervical cancer in women in Nepal.
For the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland and University Teaching Hospital, Zambia partnership, the unanticipated challenges of data collection, monitoring and evaluation proved to be a steep learning curve. We hear how the partnership resolved these problems, and the lessons they learned for the future.
This review covers the period July 2014 to June 2015. During this period HCS has improved its overall score to A+. In the year under review, the implementing partners have exceeded most of the milestones by making steady progress and by delivering against the planned output level results.
At the request of the Zambian Health Ministry, THET performed a needs assessment of biomedical engineering personnel & training in public hospitals. The assessment determined that there was a significant shortage of qualified professionals at all skill levels.
A list of useful and interesting journal articles relating to Non-Communicable Diseases in Ethiopia.