Keeping Biomedical Tech Out of the Equipment Graveyard

Mar 8, 2024

11:30am – 12:00pm CT

Hospitals in Africa have an overwhelming shortage of functioning equipment due to cost. Well-meaning equipment donations try to fill this gap, which often leads to “equipment graveyards” – piles of expensive technologies that fail in Africa due to harsh environments, complex maintenance, or inconsistent electricity. Join global health biomedical engineers from Kenya and Rice360 in a discussion of what it takes to navigate medical devices away from equipment graveyards towards sustainability.

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photo of Millicent Alooh
Millicent Alooh

Newborn Essential Solutions & Techonolgy 360 (NEST360)

photo of Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD