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Manuscript Submission Deadline 08 December 2022
Manuscript Extension Submission Deadline 07 January 2023

Medical devices present a huge opportunity to address various healthcare challenges in Africa, including but not limited to Malaria, Tuberculosis, high maternal and child mortality, HIV/AIDS and the growing increase in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). To address some of these challenges, there is a growing ...

Medical devices present a huge opportunity to address various healthcare challenges in Africa, including but not limited to Malaria, Tuberculosis, high maternal and child mortality, HIV/AIDS and the growing increase in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). To address some of these challenges, there is a growing number of medical device innovators in Africa and an increasing number of biomedical engineers and researchers on the continent and inter-continental collaborations. These have researched, innovated and tested several medical devices, technologies and systems, some of which have passed through all the design and testing stages to reach the market and save lives. More evidence is required to show the increasing trend and disparities, if any, in line with medical device innovations and their clinical trials in Africa.

This Research Topic aims to bring together a collection of papers that document medical innovations, systems and clinical trials in Africa in addressing the various healthcare challenges regionally and globally. In so doing, more evidence will be provided towards possible collaborations, gaps and opportunities for improving the healthcare technology landscape in Africa.

We welcome the submission of manuscripts including, but not limited to the following topics:

- Medical device innovations in Africa.

- Classification, registration and regulation of medical devices in Africa

- Medical device clinical trials in Africa

- Challenges to Medical device innovations and clinical trials in Africa.

- Biomedical Engineering in Africa

- Health Technology Management in Africa.

Biomedical engineers are vital in improving healthcare as they use their engineering and medicine/biology knowledge to improve life. As such, many are being trained to carry out device innovations, research, take part in regulations frameworks and drafting, and set standards to manage these technologies—more of these need to be documented and evidenced to streamline healthcare technology on the continent.

Keywords: Medical devices, Medical Innovations, Biomedical Engineering, clinical trials, Health Technology Management, Health Technology Assessment


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