JU-Simbona Healthcare design lab is the pioneer healthcare technology design lab located at Jimma University,Ethiopia. It was established by Mr. Habtamu Abafoge since 2016 with financial support of BMCE Bank of Africa and individual partners. This joint design lab is currently working with Jimma university and simbona Africa healthcare research and development private company. Mainly it engaged in development and design of lo cost medical devices for low and middle income countries as per prioritized health challenges in Ethiopia and Africa. In the last three years simbona has developed more than five medical devices locally which are now ready to clinical trial and mass scaling. Besides this Simbona has develop mobile applications which can be used in remote health facilities to overcome the health professionals skill gaps and decision making challenges in Ethiopia.




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