Health Technology & Maintenance

Health Technology & Maintenance

 

Today, the delivery of modern health care largely depends on adequate and functioning health equipment and facilities.

Technical resources for facilities and equipment in the Dodoma Region have been loosely planned and insufficiently maintained, leading to rapid deterioration of infrastructure and frequent equipment failures. This not only impairs medical services, but may also pose a health hazard to patient sand staff at the health facilities. This shortcoming especially affects women—they are particularly dependent on high quality services during pregnancy and delivery, and as caregivers. Strengthening the management of physical resources, including equipment and infrastructure, is absolutely necessary in order to improve the overall health system.

Through its Health Technology Management (HTM) component, HPSS is therefore working to design and implement a technology management cycle and a maintenance reference system for health service infrastructure and equipment.

The HPSS Health Technology Management working group includes representatives from district/regional health management, technical staff from districts and health facilities, and also representatives from private/faith based health facilities. The project networks with other stakeholders in the area of HTM and collaborate with national authorities and organizations in order to contribute to the further development of HTM policies and regulations, hospital reform and restructuring of the health system.