An open-access electronic book titled Biomedical Engineering for Africa [https://openbooks.uct.ac.za/uct/catalog/book/bmeafrica] was published by the University of Cape Town Libraries in July 2019. The book aims to serve as a resource for academics and students in biomedical engineering, as well as for practitioners and those interested in entering the field. Project leaders of the ABEM project contributed several chapters to the publication.