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The potential role of IFMBE in improving the state of medical equipment in developing countries

A. Worm and A.C. Linnenbank

In developing countries medical equipment is often non-functional. Well known reasons for that are donations of already broken equipment and lack of spare parts and

Assessing the potential: Professional associations for Bio Meds


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.

How the THET partnership model is different; Looking back at two years of medical equipment partnerships in five African countries

A.Worm and R.Schofield

This article will describe the Health Partnership model and its application to the capacity building of medical equipment technicians.

HCS Review Report 2013-2014


The HCS has completed four years of activity. The NGO Consortium consists of five international NGOs across Somaliland, Puntland and South Central. One of the

Assessing biomedical engineering personnel & training needs: the Zambian example


At the request of the Zambian Health Ministry, THET performed a needs assessment of biomedical engineering personnel & training in public hospitals. The assessment determined

Do Health Partnerships run Better global health projects? A case study


At THET we believe health partnerships run better health projects than individual institutions or experts. It’s plausible that the trust, understanding & resources in a

Global Catalyst for Institutional Partnerships

Global Catalyst Group

Position statement for Institutional Health Partnerships

Partnerships in the time of Ebola

British Medical Journal

Analysis of Ebola holding units in Sierra Leone, demonstrating that it is possible for international partners and government facilities to collaborate closely during a humanitarian

APPG Report on Overseas Volunteering

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health

This report describes how British health volunteers help to make big improvements in health in other countries whilst at the same time benefiting the UK.

Strengthening Health Systems in Developing Countries

House of Commons

Report created by the International Development Committee looks at the need and the UK's role for international development.

The UK’s Contribution to Health Globally

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health

In this publication the APPG argue that the UK should aim to strengthen its position as a global leader in health working in partnership with