Meet the Experts!

At Engineering World Health, it is very important to us that the volunteers we place in our partner hospitals have the skills they need to make a significant and positive impact. All of our Institute participants receive training before working on medical equipment. While our Campus-to-Country programs all train participants at their home universities, EWH’s instructors train participants in-country for our core Summer Institute programs. In just four weeks of intense class and lab work, our instructors cover the function and use of medical equipment, how it typically breaks down in low-resource settings, and how to repair it with the resources available in-country. We depend greatly on their troubleshooting experience and expertise. We are incredibly fortunate to work with such talented instructors who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with the next generation of problem solvers.

It is an honor to introduce our good friends:

Larry Talia and Shri work on patient monitor at Kampong Speu friday visitDr. Lawrence Fryda – from Pennsylvania, USA; Retired

February News

Hello Friends,                             

Thank you all once again for your support during our annual appeal! And thanks also to those of you who helped spread the word about our Summer Institute programs during application season! You help Engineering World Health fulfill its mission.

Want a sneak peek for SI 2018? Meet our Summer On-the-Ground Coordinators, including the ones overseeing our new six week program in Mongolia and three week program in the Dominican Republic! Our Coordinators are critical for the daily, in-country management of our Institute programs!

Check out what else is going on below:


The January Institutes

Makerere University EWH Chapter Reaches Out to Hospitals in Uganda

Written in collaboration with KYAGULANYI ALLY, President of the EWH Makerere Chapter.

Each year, since 2015, the Makerere University Biomedical Engineering Students Association (MUBESA) and Makerere’s EWH Chapter have collaborated on the Biomedical Engineering Hospital Outreach Project, or BME-HOP. BME-HOP is a volunteer program originally initiated by Makerere students to reduce the rates of equipment failure in Ugandan health facilities.

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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:

Meet the 2018 January Institute Coordinators!

As you may know from some of our past blogs, On-the-Ground Coordinators (OTGCs) play a vital role in EWH’s Summer & January Institute programs. Our OTGCs are often, but not always, past participants in the programs. As coordinators, they work in-country for 3-10 weeks, helping to prepare for participants’ arrivals, serving as Teaching Assistants, and supporting participants in their hospital assignments. Our OTGCs come from around the world, and regularly display great passion and dedication in the intersection of global health and technology, as well as a strong sense of adventure. This year is no exception!

Please welcome our fantastic OTGCs for the 2018 January Institutes:

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