Medical Equipment Donations – Sustainable Healthcare Course








Last updated on June 17, 2024 5:40 am

Get practical advice on shipping, costs, funding schemes and more for planning an impactful medical equipment donation to a low-resource setting with St George’s course.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals – including medical students – considering donations of medical equipment to low-resource healthcare settings.

What topics will you cover?

Introduction to the challenges of healthcare in low-resource settings

Planning a donation: assessing what is needed

Feasibility and sustainability – is this going to work?

Options when sourcing the equipment: local versus international suppliers

Second-hand equipment donations

Medical device regulations

Usage and maintenance supplies

Budgeting and hidden costs

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Identify important stakeholders and other resources to consult when planning a donation of medical equipment.

Describe the different steps in the medical equipment lifecycle, and consider what will be required at each stage to ensure the donation is both feasible and sustainable.

Assess common risks and pitfalls that may threaten the success of a donation.

Evaluate the different options available when sourcing equipment to donate, considering quality, the pros and cons and sustainability.

Describe which costs to include when budgeting for the cost of a donation, and describe an example of how to structure a budget.

Debate specific issues around the donation of equipment during the Covid-19 pandemic, including the problem of counterfeit PPE.

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