February News

Hello Friends,                            

First, thank you again for all of your support over the holiday season. Your generosity allows us to continue building a strong, global network of biomedical engineers and technicians focused on improving healthcare systems in the developing world.

Now, here's a look at what EWH is up to.

We Moved!

Our new office is located at 151 E. Rosemary St, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. You can call us at 984-234-3686.

As always, feel free to email us at info@ewh.org.

January Institute in Cambodia Continues

For our second year partnering with the University of New South Wales, EWH’s January Institute in Cambodia has 23 students from UNSW and the University of Sydney. After a couple weeks getting oriented at the University of Puthisastra in Phnom Penh, the students moved on to their hospital assignments.

Sihanoukville repairing operation light with BMET technician Mr Ra

Repairing Operating Light with BMET Mr. Ra

Here are some updates from our Summer Institute Coordinator & Cambodia program’s On-the-Ground Coordinator, Maddy:

Cambodia BMETs Host January Institute Students

Last year, EWH successfully transitioned our BMET Training program in Cambodia to our educational partner, the University of Puthisastra. Since then, EWH-trained staff and teachers have continued running the accredited program. Students who complete the program graduate with an associates degree in biomedical technology.

This year, the University of Puthisastra and our friends in the BMET program hosted January Institute students from Australia for the second time.

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Maddy Bishop VanHorn, the OTGC in Cambodia & EWH's new Summer Institute Engineering Coordinator, writes:

Sparo Labs Launches Wing

EWH is happy to share this announcement from our friends at Sparo Labs:

Sparo Labs Launches Wing to Give Peace of Mind to People with AsthmaSparo Labs logo

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — Sparo Labs, a digital health startup based in downtown St. Louis, has launched sales of its flagship product, Wing®. Wing is the first over-the-counter, FDA-cleared smartphone sensor for measuring and tracking lung function. This means anyone can purchase Wing – no prescription necessary – through the Wing website at www.mywing.io to proactively manage asthma or their respiratory conditions.

Wing is a pocket-sized sensor and cloud-connected app that provides peace of mind to parents of children with asthma. For children, asthma is the #1 condition causing ER visits, hospitalizations, and missed school. Asthma is currently managed reactively as many people struggle to recognize early warning signs of an asthma attack until they are having trouble breathing and it may already be too late. However, almost every asthma attack, ER visit, hospitalization, and death due to asthma is preventable.

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