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.
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 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.
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Being a Biomedical Engineering Manager
Beatrice Yeboah, 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.
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A Senior Clinical Engineering Manager supporting Biomedical Engineers
Deborah Nutsugah, 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.
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Deborah Nutsugah a Hospital Ship Biomedical Engineer
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.
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Life of a woman Biomedical Engineer and Trainer
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.
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Millicent Alooh a Biomedical Engineering leader working with Nest360 to end preventable new-born deaths in Africa
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).
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Ruth Otieno – Philips Field Service Engineer in Kenya
Yaa Amoakoa, LifeCare Technology
Yaa Amoakoa Frempong works as a Biomedical Engineer for LifeCare Technology in Ghana. She is a passionate STEM advocate.
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Life and work as a Biomedical Engineer in Ghana
Studying Biomedical Engineering
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.
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Life and aspirations of a Biomedical Engineering Student