Eng. Francine Umutesi is the Division Manager of the Medical Technology Division, under the Biomedical Services Department of Rwanda Biomedical Centre. She specializes in systems for data exchange between Healthcare Facilities, Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) practices, she is a technical expert in healthcare projects designs and construction through designation of patient flow and ensuring needed standards for health environment as well as equipment installation requirements are observed, she has an extensive experience in medical devices and technologies strategic assessment, planning and procurement, and has been supervising and implementing equipment installations and commissioning in Rwandan hospitals for the last few years.
Eng. Francine is a Biomedical Engineer. She holds a Biomedical Engineering degree from the Lodz University of Technology in Poland, where she did 2 ERASMUS Semesters at the Université de Franche Compté à l’ISIFC (Ecole des Ingénieurs specialistes du Dispositif Médical) in France.
Before completing her Biomedical Engineering degree and joining RBC, Eng. Francine helped open and run an International Bilingual Nursery, Primary and Secondary School in Cotonou Benin, worked as an International Student Assistant at the International Faculty of Engineering of Lodz, later as a Business Process Manager in Infosys BPO in Poland, and served as a community leader in the Rwandan Diaspora in Poland. She has experience in Entrepreneurship, Business process management and a Project management.
She serves as the Board Chair of the Rwanda Association of Biomedical Engineers (RAME), a Member of the National Council Board of the Rwanda Health Allied Professional Council (RHAPC), and an invited Collaborator Member of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering in their Clinical Engineering Division (IFMBE – CED). She also serves on the Accelerator team of the Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering, run under the National University of Rwanda.
The Medical Technology and Infrastructure (MTI) Division is responsible for Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) as well as supervision and assistance in engineering of healthcare infrastructure.
The MTI division provides efficient management and coordination of healthcare equipment and infrastructure in all public healthcare facilities in the country. The division also coordinates the planning activities related to medical equipment for government health facilities determined by a Prime Minister’s Order.
The Planning unit provides assessment of new infrastructure and medical equipment, budgeting and financing, procurement support and logistics, monitoring of activities for ongoing projects, and replacement/extension assessment.
The Healthcare Technology Management unit provides technology assessment and selection, installation and commissioning, training and skill development, operation and safety (use), monitoring of maintenance and repairs, decommissioning and disposal, and verifications of invoice prior to submission for payment.
The Infrastructure Projects Management unit provides healthcare infrastructure project design, participates in tender and contract negotiations, monitors activities of ongoing projects, and healthcare facility maintenance planning and financing.
Vision: To ensure sustainable and equitable access to quality health equipment and infrastructure to improve health service delivery.
Mission: To provide efficient management of healthcare equipment and infrastructure through qualified and sufficient human resources, state-of-art guidelines, standards and processes, and high-standard quality control.
Eng. Francine UMUTESI
Medical Technology and Infrastructure (MTI)
Phone: +250 785 235 183
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The Medical Equipment Management and Maintenance System (MEMMS) is an online platform used to manage, monitor and follow-up on the use of all medical equipment in Public Healthcare Facilities. Additional details may be found here