August News: Design Competition Results!

Hello Friends,                              

As August ends, we at EWH are busy wrapping up the 2017 Summer Institute programs. All together, 131 participants joined the January & Summer Institutes to work in hospitals and clinics in Nicaragua, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Nepal! Didn't get to go this year? Applications for summer 2018 will open October 1.

As one program ends another begins! Our Chapters are getting back to school, and we're getting ready for the upcoming January Institutes.

Check out what else is going on below:


Design Competition Winners

We are very excited to announce the 2017 EWH Design Competition Winners! The ingenuity of all our participants demonstrates the significant impact engineering solutions can have on healthcare challenges around the world. After great deliberation and with great enthusiasm, we present to you:

1st Place: Purdue University,
For Their AutoCPR: Low Cost, Accessible CPR

2nd Place: Chung Yuan Christian University,
For Their Vital Aid: Patient Monitoring for Large Casualty Events

3rd Place: Vanderbilt University,
For Their Solaleo: Low-Cost Vacuum Sterilization

Team members and advisers are invited to present posters of their designs at EWH’s booth at the BMES annual meeting in October, where they will also receive their awards.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a design for this year's competition. Your commitment to finding solutions to global health challenges always inspires us!

To learn about how you can participate in the 2018 Design Competition, please visit our website.


Get Involved With EWH's BMET Library!

 

EWH's BMET Library offers digital access to information about medical device preventative maintenance, healthcare technology management (HTM), repair and troubleshooting, and much more! The library is free to use and helps us expand the information available to BMETs around the world.

Want to support our library? Click here to find out how you can join the library newsletter, share open-source materials, join the library Facebook group, and donate to keep the library going! You can even follow the library on Twitter: @BMETLibrary.

 


You're Invited!

EWH will be hosting three events this fall. Board members from around the United States are hosting small receptions in their home cities. Whether you're an alum of EWH's Summer & January Institute programs, a parent of one of our alums, a past donor, a longtime friend -- or just curious -- please come and meet people who share your passion for global health, and find out what EWH is up to now.

Please join us!

Dr. Mohammad Kiani will host a backyard BBQ:
When: September 24 at 5pm
Where: Wynnewood, PA 19096

Cathy Peck will host a Happy Hour:
When: September 30 from 5-7pm
Where: Jones, in San Francisco, CA 94102

EWH Staff will host an Open House:
When: October 24 from 4-7pm
Where: 151 E. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you'd like to attend one of these events, please reply to this email or RSVP to info@ewh.org. Please also feel free to email with any questions about the event!

Thank you so much and we hope to see you there!

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