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BME – HOP

Biomedical Engineering Hospital Outreach Program (BME-HOP) was launched on the 22/May/2015.

MISSION

To reduce the percentage of medical equipment breakdowns at health facilities in addition to designing sustainable innovative solutions to health challenges in Uganda.

VISION

To be the leading hospital outreach program in medical equipment repair, maintenance and user training for higher standards of medical equipment management and functionality towards better healthcare delivery in the country.

METHODOLOGY

BME-HOP is a pro-social behavioral innovation that has been operating for many years in Uganda, implementing a model that is based on the use of Biomedical Engineering Students teams both local and international, under supervision of experienced Biomedical Engineers and technicians to provide biomedical engineering services.

WHY BME HOP

In sub Saharan Africa, 70% of the medical devices in hospitals are out of use and less than 50% in Uganda are in use.  This has contributed to 20% of infant mortalities in hospitals. The major root causes for lack of medical technology have been attributed to lack of biomedical engineering capacity or due to under – utilization of locally trained workforce. Therefore, supporting the sector with voluntary services and other key strategies would help mitigate the problems.

 

HOSPITALS AND WORKDONE

 

Hospital Accomplishment (%) Year
Kawolo 68 2015
Iganga 72 2016
Entebbe 80 2016
Kitovu 60 2017
Masaka 74 2017

PIE CHART REPRESENTATION

%

SUCCESSFULLY FIXED

%

LACKED SPARE PARTS

%

BEYOND REPAIR

KEY FINDINGS ON THE VISITED HOSPITALS

KEY CONTACTS

Please contact us
Email: bme-hop@mubesamuk.com

Program Director: Dr. Robert Ssekitoleko

Email: rsseki@gmail.com

Mobile: +256(0) 702 253 131

General Coordinator: Julius Mugaga

Email: juliusmugaga1@gmail.com

Mobile: +256 (0) 701 464 155