Who repairs and services Africa’s medical equipment?

Have you ever been in a hospital and wondered who repairs and services the medical equipment? In this article we answer the question – who repairs and services Africa’s medical equipment. In every hospital and medical facility there are engineers and technicians who are keeping the medical equipment working 24/7. They may be invisible, but they are vital to the medical staff and to the patients.
This article features some of the people repairing and servicing medical equipment in hospitals and medical centres in different countries in Africa.

Who repairs and services Africa’s medical equipment

Working on medical equipment in hospitals and medical centres in Africa

Meet the people who repair and service Africa’s medical equipment

Alex Nii Nortey Dowuona, Grupo Empresarial Electromedico

Alex Nii Nortey Dowuona Biomedical Engineering Manager Ghana

Alex Nii Nortey Dowuona is a hospital Biomedical Engineering Manager working in Accra, Ghana for Grupo Empresarial Electromedico. He has civil and electrical engineers in his family but the course he loved at high school was Biology. So, Biomedical Engineering was ideal for him.

To read more about Alex and his career, experience and advice go to:
Being a Biomedical Engineering Manager

Beatrice Yeboah, University of Ghana Medical Centre

Beatrice Yeboah, Biomedical Engineering Manager University of Ghana Medical Centre

Beatrice Yeboah looks after Biomedical Engineers at the University of Ghana Medical Centre. She is also a youth mentor for women working in male dominated TVET (technical and vocational education and training) institutions.

To read more about Beatrice and her career, experience and advice go to:
A Senior Clinical Engineering Manager supporting Biomedical Engineers

Deborah Nutsugah, Mercy Ships

Deborah Nutsugah, Biomedical Technician, Mercy Ships

After starting her career in Ghana, Deborah Nutsugah is currently volunteering as a Biomedical Technician on Mercy Ships. Growing up, Deborah helped her uncle repair cars and household items and began to learn how things work with him.

To read more about Deborah and her career, experience and advice go to:
Deborah Nutsugah a Hospital Ship Biomedical Engineer

Elsie Kafui Ayi, ISN Medical

Elsie Kafui Ayi, ISN Medical

Elsie Kafui Ayi is a woman Biomedical Engineer who works on healthcare equipment and devices. She is also involved in training. At the moment, Elsie works for ISN Medical and is based in Ghana.

To read more about Elsie and her career, experience and advice go to:
Life of a woman Biomedical Engineer and Trainer

Millicent Alooh, Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies

Millicent Alooh, Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies

Millicent Alooh has experience as an engineer, as a Manager of Biomedical Engineers and is now Regional Director at the Rice360 Institute for Global Health Technologies in Houston Texas. She is from Kenya and is pursuing a PhD with the University of Nairobi.

To read more about Millicent and her career, experience and advice go to:
Millicent Alooh a Biomedical Engineering leader working with Nest360 to end preventable new-born deaths in Africa

Ruth Otieno, Philips

Ruth Otieno, Philips

Ruth Otieno works as a Field Service Engineer for Philips in Kenya and is the Technical Operations lead for Philips Women Lead Network. She is currently pursuing her master’s in business administration from SBS (Swiss Business School).

To read more about Ruth and her career, experience and advice go to:
Ruth Otieno – Philips Field Service Engineer in Kenya

Yaa Amoakoa, LifeCare Technology

Yaa Amoakoa, LifeCare Technology

Yaa Amoakoa Frempong works as a Biomedical Engineer for LifeCare Technology in Ghana. She is a passionate STEM advocate.

To read more about Yaa and her career, experience and advice go to:
Life and work as a Biomedical Engineer in Ghana

Studying Biomedical Engineering

Einstein Adum Ngusra University of Ghana Biomedical Engineering Student

Einstein Adum Ngusra is a Biomedical Engineering student at the University of Ghana. He was given the idea of biomedical engineering by his uncle who is a civil engineer.
To read more about Samuel and his studies, volunteering, experience and advice go to:
Life and aspirations of a Biomedical Engineering Student

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