• Around the World: January Institutes

    This year, we are trying new things! Our goal is to reach more hospitals in more countries to improve global health and increase the exchange of biomedical knowledge around the world. To that end, we have 47 students and young professionals on the ground right now in Guatemala, Nepal, and Cambodia. They’re all working in partner hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment, and train local staff to continue the work after they’re gone. Meanwhile, students are immersed in local culture as they live with homestay families and practice the local language.


    January Institute Group 2016 Guatemala

  • Congratulations To Our Graduating Seniors!

    Congratulations to all our EWH graduating seniors! We are so proud of all you've accomplished! We are especially tickled by the achievements of EWH alumni Reece Stevens, who just received the 2017 Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding Scholar/Leader Award at the University of Texas, Austin.

    Reece and Francis Cleaning

    Reece & Francis cleaning equipment

  • Designing for Low-Resource Hospitals

    Our friends Reece Stevens with FreePulse and David Kovacs with Access Health Care Nepalhave teamed up!

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    Reece Stevens (left) & David Kovacs (right)

  • Introducing the 2018 Summer Institute Coordinators!

    With a record number of Institute programs running in 2018, we've got a lot of On-the-Ground Coordinators to introduce! As we mentioned last week, OTGCs are crucial to the day-to-day running of each program, working to ensure that participants learn everything they can in the classroom, adjust well to their homestays and hospital placements, and accomplish their mission of repairing medical equipment and improving the care their hospitals are able to offer. 

    Please welcome the many and wonderful OTGCs for the 2018 Summer Institutes:

  • Preparing for EWH’s First Summer Institute in Nepal

    For the past three weeks, students from the Nordic Five technical universities have been studying at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in preparation for EWH’s Summer Institute in Nepal. Next week, they will begin six weeks of working in hospitals to maintain and repair medical equipment and share their knowledge with local hospital staff.


    Group Photo by Adam Garff

    David Kovacs, our on-the-ground coordinator for the Nepal program, writes:

  • Shout Out to David Kovacs

    In 2013, David Kovacs was an engineering student at the Technical University of Denmark. EWH had a Chapter at DTU, and EWH’s Summer Institute was popular with DTU’s engineering students. The program caught David’s eye, and he joined EWH for Summer Institute 2014 in Tanzania.


  • The Harsh Reality for the People of Rural Nepal

    Guest Blog Written by David Kovacs, SI Alum

    At Access Health Care Nepal we believe that health care is a human right: Everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, which includes access to all medical services, sanitation, adequate food, decent housing, healthy working conditions, and a clean environment.

    salle-bajjar-district-hospital149After seeing the current state of the Salle Bajjar District Hospital however, we had to conclude, that if one of us was a patient in this region, we would avoid all contact with its health care system if possible at all. This is the largest public hospital in Rukum and the condition of it is devastating for the people.

  • The Update We Promised From SI Nepal

    EWH's twenty participants in SI Nepal spent their first week in Nepal learning about the local culture and language. Now, the group has split into smaller teams and gone to their local hospitals to get to work. Thanks to the pre-course the group took in Denmark before arriving in Nepal, they are all ready to go! Here's a look at their experience so far:

    "We spent the first five days in Dhulikhel in our own little European bubble. We started our language classes and learnt the most important do’s and don’ts in Nepal. We practiced eating with our hands and saying thank you in Nepali ( [daneebad] which I still have difficulties saying perfectly). The hardest thing about learning the Nepali culture and language is that the locals will never correct your mistakes, so you can go for weeks before you meet a kid who will correct you. The first time I was corrected was at the Sunrise orphanage because I didn’t sit correctly while eating." - Hilal

    Hilal view

    The view while studying

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