A draft constitution for the African Union of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences was presented before the Working Committee in its June 15, 2003. This was worked on and finally adopted as a working constitution on the 22nd of January 2004 at a General Meeting of the Union in Ghana.
The Constitution of AUBES is the following:
AFRICAN UNION OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCES
1. The name of the organisation shall be African Union of Biomedical
Engineering and Sciences (AUBES), here in after addressed as the Union.
2. The International Office of the Union shall normally be at the address of
the Executive Secretary, but may be changed at the discretion of the
3. The mission of the Union is to develop and advance the biomedical,
health and well-being of African Nations through the use of modern as
well as affordable and appropriate technology.
4. The objectives of the Union are:
(a) To promote the development of biomedical engineering and sciences in Africa
(b) To support and coordinate the activities of member organisations in the Union
(c) To build capacity and broaden competencies in healthcare technology,
maintenance and management for member organisations
(d) To advance collaboration between national and transnational societies,
industry, government and non-government organisations engaged in health
care and in biomedical research and its applications in Africa
(e) To provide appropriate policy guidelines in professional, educational and
(f) To encourage and assist in the formation of organisations for biomedical
engineering and sciences where such organisations do not exist