Biomedical Engineering volunteer positions to support the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service

BIOMEDICAL engineers with experience in the management of medical devices are being sought to help support blood banks in Uganda.

The University of Salford and the Knowledge for Change (K4C) charity are looking for volunteers to help with a project which began four years ago to improve the conditions of medical equipment through the training and mentorship of local technicians in Uganda.

The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) has now funded the project for a further 12 months, and it will focus on the training and mentorship of technicians, engineers and users of devices in laboratories, especially for blood transfusion.

Volunteers will support the activities of the in-country project manager to build the capacity of local technicians in managing medical equipment across Uganda’s blood banks and will also be responsible for planning and organizing regional workshops. 

The THET funding will cover essential international travel and, for those able to stay for longer periods, a stipend to cover living expenses.

For further details or to discuss the opportunity please contact Dr Robert Ssekitoleko at  or Professor Louise Ackers at The closing date for applications is 31 January.

Posted: Dec 19, 2017,
Categories: IPEM News,
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Author: Sean Edmunds


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