SI Cambodia: An Australian Summer In Cambodia

Following the first few days of orientation, the students participating in EWH’s SI Cambodia had a busy first weekend in Phnom Penh. The 17 University of New South Wales students attended a bokator (Cambodian martial arts) class and a traditional Khmer dance class held by the University of Puthisastra extracurricular clubs. Students also visited the former S-21 prison used during the Khmer Rouge and the Choeung Ek killing fields, which taught the group about the difficult past that Cambodia is recovering from. At the National Museum, several students met a monk who taught them about Buddhist customs and how to pay proper respect. 

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Cambodia Revisited

Written by guest instructor Philip Camillocci, also published in TechNation.

In December, 2014, I donated 3 weeks of vacation time to go to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to teach Biomedical Electronics to students from hospitals around the country. This program was created and started by Engineering World Health (EWH) and they partner with the University of Puthisastra – Faculty of Health Science.

During the summer I stayed in contact with the EWH team and provided what support I could from the U.S. In October, 2015, Steve Goeby, the program manager, reached out to me and invited me to return to teach again.


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

National Instruments Continues Commitment to Honduras BMET Training

Original post by NI News can be found here.

In 2012, NI, through its Planet NI Program, began collaborating with Engineering World Health to deliver 10 NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) II prototyping boards and other educational tools for biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) in Honduras. Technicians use these tools to learn how to design and troubleshoot electronic circuits. The technicians then apply their skills in clinical environments in Honduras to repair life-saving medical equipment.

INFOP BMET grads instructors with Justin from NI

INFOP BMET Graduates and Instructors With Justin Cooper from NI

BMET Rwanda: New Year, New Teachers!

Our training of trainers at IPRC in Rwanda is nearing completion. After months of hard work and study, we have five excellent teachers ready to transition into their new positions as head of the biomedical equipment technicians training program. Already, the BMET Rwanda program has graduated 61 students who now work in hospitals throughout Rwanda, and over 150 more students are currently in training. In 2016, the new instructors will take over these students’ education, making the program locally managed and sustainable in the longterm.

Gunalan Das Trains IPRC Instructors on ESU machine

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