BME – HOP
Biomedical Engineering Hospital Outreach Program (BME-HOP) was launched on the 22/May/2015.
To reduce the percentage of medical equipment breakdowns at health facilities in addition to designing sustainable innovative solutions to health challenges in Uganda.
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.
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
PIE CHART REPRESENTATION
LACKED SPARE PARTS
KEY FINDINGS ON THE VISITED HOSPITALS
Please contact us
Program Director: Dr. Robert Ssekitoleko
Mobile: +256(0) 702 253 131
General Coordinator: Julius Mugaga
Mobile: +256 (0) 701 464 155