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has many Health Technology Management (HTM) challenges that have a
significant negative impact on its ability to deliver needed health care
services to its population. Since the end of its war in 1999, many
donor countries have come alongside to help rebuild the healthcare
system, but there are many remaining medical device challenges.
GAME was piloted with the Ministry of Health and national clinical engineering group in Kosovo in Eastern Europe beginning in October 2005, with the help of US consultant George Johnston. WHO and ACCE are supporting this work, as are the Infratech global HTM management and BIOMEDTALK global BMET technical support listservs.
challenges include provision on a prioritized basis of five needed
medical equipment management and technical support factors, as follows:
maintenance provider technical training
provider to recipient troubleshooting Relationships
Funds needed to implement high priority HTM solutions.