Chemistry and Developing Countries

Proceedings of a Conference, London, April 1991

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Scientific Instruments in Developing Countries: Addressing the Equipment Management Problems

Modern technology, in the form of a wide spectrum of advanced instruments and equipment, has been introduced into the countries of the less developed world. A need has thus evolved for the planned procurement, utilisation, maintenance and repair of sophisticated apparatus in industry, the health services, research and educational institutes and the agriculture sector. The situation has created a demand for an informed administration, for maintenance, repair and calibration facilities and for a cadre of technologists trained in instrumentation and employed in an advantageous career structure who are capable of maintaining this equipment.


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