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Our Chairman,and co-founder Mike Hilditch meeting BME students at Kyambogo University, Kampala.


We are a small UK based charity focussed on building the capacity of Biomedical Engineering in Low Resource settings, and at present specifically English-speaking Sub-Saharan Africa.

UK Registered Charity No. 1118695

  • Founded by Mike and Nicky Hilditch in 2009 the Trust is run from a virtual office with very low core costs making it a very lean and cost-effective organisation.

  • our focus is almost entirely on training and the exchange of expertise and practical experience from our ever-growing body of NHS BME volunteers, who are the real core of the organisation.

  • We only work through reputable and accredited institutions in the receiving countries, and only on their invitation. We don't initiate any programs ourselves, but respond to needs that are addressed directly to us.

  • We are governed by a Board of Trustees (see below) based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK.


Our Board of Trustees

Mike Hilditch (Chair)

Nicky Hilditch (Secretary)

Richard Ball

Dr Tom Simpson

Dave Robinson (BME rep)

Martin Worster (Program Director)

The Support Team

Jaswant Bilkhu (Program Manager)

Harvey Strutt (Accounts)

Hilditch Group (Admin & Logistical Support)


Without the help and support of the following we could not carry out any of the work that we do:

  • The Britford Bridge Trust

  • The Expat Foundation

  • Hilditch Group Ltd

  • Calcot Manor

  • Our Wonderful NHS Volunteers

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