Ghana relies on imports for approximately 80 percent of its total healthcare consumption.

There are however avenues for the country to be self-sufficient.

Senior Clinical Engineer at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby, has set out to drive this goal.

He recently brought out a sandal crutch to aid persons with walking disabilities.

He went further to produce theatre lamps, X-ray viewer, phototherapy machine, wheel chair, among others.

After his secondary education at KNUST Senior High School, his love for engineering pushed him to take up a technical course at the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI).

He went on to pursue Electrical Engineering Technician Certificate programme at Kumasi Technical University.

He then proceeded to do BSc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

“Throughout my education, I’ve been meeting vulnerable people and I’ve been trying hard to help them.

“And I said to myself, no matter what it is, I should be able to come out with a solution,” he said.

As a member of the Ghana Institute of Engineers and Senior Clinical Engineer at KATH, his love for solutions to medical problems has urged him on.

Today, Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby has produced more than ten medical equipment ranging from theatre lamps, X-ray viewer, phototherapy machine and wheel chair.

“I work with a health institution and each thing I come across I try to come out with a solution,” he said.