Reducing maternal mortality in Ghanaian hospitals
About the department
The University of Ghana is the the oldest and largest of Ghana’s public universities. The Department of Biomedical Engineering was the first department of its kind to be established in Ghana and one of the first on the African continent. Its primary focus is training engineers to address the country’s healthcare challenges. The department provides teaching and practical services to all of the other departments across the university, including medicine, biochemistry, physics, and botany. It is based in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, whose mission is to develop world-class scientists and engineers to meet national and global developmental needs through quality teaching, learning, research, innovation, and extension.
Impact on development
The Department of Biomedical Engineering is responsible for training across every science discipline at the University of Ghana, helping to train thousands of students for careers in the healthcare sector.
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Why Seeding Labs?
The Department of Biomedical Engineering needs equipment to support practical coursework for several hundred undergraduate students and to expand the recently established graduate program.
Did you know?
Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, who founded the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is the President of the Ghana Society of Biomedical Engineers.