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dc.description.abstractThe present policy brief examines a possible mechanism for building capacity in Africa, using biomedical engineering as an example. One common but recurring problem with most health facilities in Africa is the inadequacy and, in some cases, lack of basic medical devices that health-care professionals need to do their job well. Most countries on the continent do not have a medical devices industry and rely on imports to meet demand. They also rely on foreign expertise to install, upgrade and service most of the imported devices. Countries have tried to address the skills gap in the medical devices sector in various ways. For the most part, they have relied on training technicians and technologists. However, higher and more specialized skills than those of technicians are needed to upgrade, design and produce robust devices suitable for Africa’s operating environment (i.e., unstable electricity, dust and heat), given the increasing automation, complexity and digitization of medical devices.en
dc.titleBuilding biomedical engineering innovation capacity for improved health outcomes in Africa: summaryen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::MEDICAL SCIENCES::BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::MEDICAL SCIENCES::BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::MEDICAL SCIENCES::BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::LIFE SCIENCES::BIOENGINEERINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::LIFE SCIENCES::BIOENGINEERINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::LIFE SCIENCES::BIOENGINEERINGen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::LIFE SCIENCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::LIFE SCIENCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY::LIFE SCIENCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::MEDICAL SCIENCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::MEDICAL SCIENCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::HEALTH::MEDICAL SCIENCESen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.subject.fulltaxonomyUNBIS::GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTORS::AFRICAen
uneca.creatorCorporate.fulltaxonomyCorporate Authors::United Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.creatorCorporateUnited Nations. Economic Commission for Africaen
ags.subjectClassification16.01.00 DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTION OF SCIENCEen
ags.publisherPlaceAddis Ababaen
ags.publisherNameUN. ECAen
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-05T11:54:47Z
dc.date.available2019-11-05T11:54:47Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.format.extent10 p.: ill.
dc.languageeng
dc.title.alternativeECA policy brief
dc.typePolicy paper
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ags.availabilityNumberb11953913
ags.availabilityNumber2019
ags.availabilityLocationECA-HQ
ags.rights.termsofusepublic
ags.JNb11953913
uneca.language.supporteden


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