The Kahawa Declaration: a manifesto for the democratization of medical technology

Ahluwalia, Arti and Maria, Carmelo de and Díaz Lantada, Andrés (2018). The Kahawa Declaration: a manifesto for the democratization of medical technology. "Global Health Innovation", v. 1 (n. 1); pp. 1-4. ISSN 2617-1155. https://doi.org/10.15641/ghi.v1i1.507.

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Title: The Kahawa Declaration: a manifesto for the democratization of medical technology
Author/s:
  • Ahluwalia, Arti
  • Maria, Carmelo de
  • Díaz Lantada, Andrés
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Global Health Innovation
Date: 29 May 2018
ISSN: 2617-1155
Volume: 1
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Open-source medical devices; global health coverage; equitable health care; democratization of medical technology
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Most medical technology is employed and accepted passively by patients and doctors who have little or no influence in its design or usability. Patients are not involved in the development of medical technology, which is undertaken behind closed doors and whose global impact is hindered by proprietary know-how and by costs. This has so far impeded equitable healthcare as most of the world does not have access to the technology or healthcare coverage. Understanding the relevance of international partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, feeling specially committed to the promotion of the Goal on “Good Health and Well-Being”, and convinced about the role that open-source biomedical engineering approaches may play in the future of medical technology, we commit ourselves, through the Kahawa Declaration, to enlighten the transformation of the biomedical engineering field, towards the democratization of medical technology as a key for achieving universal equitable health care. This paper presents the content of the Kahawa Declaration, which was signed in Nairobi in December 2017.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020731053UBORAUnspecifiedEuro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for Innovation through Education

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Item ID: 54860
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/54860/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:54860
DOI: 10.15641/ghi.v1i1.507
Official URL: http://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/GHI/article/view/507
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 09 May 2019 16:21
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 16:21
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