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Why we do it

According to the WHO between 50 and 70% of all medical devices in Sub-Saharan African hospitals and clinics are out of service at any one time, and this has a huge impact on the ability of these nations to provide effective health care. A significant cause of this is the chronic shortage of adequately trained biomedical engineers in many of these countries.

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How we do it

The Amalthea Trust is a non-profit organisation that helps to provide the support, practical experience and know-how necessary for professionals in low resource settings to self-maintain their own countries medical devices, thus helping to improve healthcare delivery for millions of people.

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What we do :
         on the ground

We work alongside universities and technical colleges in Africa, placing experienced engineers from the UK NHS - who volunteer through us  for two weeks at a time - with these colleges, giving the recipients practical hands-on training on specific medical devices.


What we do : online

For in-service biomedical engineers (or for training colleges) we also run interactive online practical sessions/webinars over Zoom where our highly experienced volunteers will conduct training in fault-finding, maintenance and repair for small groups of biomedical engineers on request.

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Volunteer with us

If you are a trained hospital or medical engineer you can spend one or two weeks training engineers in one of our African programs, or you can help in other ways.

“I have been back for a month after the experience of a lifetime, an experience I would do again tomorrow and one I would recommend to anybody!”


Mr Ben Johnson

BMET Diploma (Ultrasound Systems)

Read Ben's story

Contact Amalthea Trust

Gloucester Road Trading Estate, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

(+44) 07753 451945

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