Participation in an EWH chapter raises awareness among students of health care challenges that characterize the developing world as well as the medical technology issues unique to resource-poor settings. Chapters also provide ways for members to contribute to solutions. This may be the first time that engineering students have seen their chosen profession in this context and understood their potential to make lasting contributions to improving the lives of people who live in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
EWH provides support and advice to chapter members who wish to evaluate and repair medical equipment donated to developing world hospitals, design appropriate technologies, or travel to developing countries to provide engineering support to local hospitals and schools. Some EWH programs, such as the EWH Design Competition, are exclusively available to chapter members.
EWH is always talking to students, faculty, and professional engineers from around the world who are interested in starting a chapter in their local region. You can see a list of current EWH chapters at right, including prestigious institutions in numerous countries. So what are you waiting for? You can get started on Forming a Chapter at your location, and contact us for support and assistance!
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