Better health care for Africa
With a population of over a billion people, Africa is an important market for the future. There are great opportunities here, because there are many young talents who want to promote healthcare on the continent. However, few people have access to adequate medical care. One of the reasons is the lack of qualified specialists—for example, a WHO study found that there are only 23 biomedical engineers in Senegal. B. Braun would like to change this situation by creating the right conditions to provide occupational education for more skilled workers.
More biomedical engineers
Together with the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and other medical technology companies, we launched a strategic alliance in 2018: Young people in Kenya and Senegal will be qualified as biomedical engineers, earning a bachelor's degree. Since then, the classrooms have been equipped with medical equipment, the instructors have been trained and a curriculum has been set up. Currently, 35 students * in Senegal and 134 students * in Kenya are studying in the practical part of the course. B. Braun has been supporting the training of medical specialists in African countries since 2012, working together with other medical technology companies and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).