Hospitals in developing countries face large challenges accessing skilled technicians who can install, maintain, or repair medical equipment. As a result, equipment essential to diagnosing diseases, sterilizing tools, and performing surgery quickly falls out of service. Without working equipment, physicians and nurses are unable to deliver quality health care, and patients suffer. In 2001, engineering professors Bob Malkin and Mohammad Kiani established Engineering World Health to help hospitals overcome this challenge.
EWH Institute programs train university STEM students and professionals, then place these participants in hospitals to repair equipment and share their knowledge with local hospital staff. The Institutes aim to provide participants with the opportunity to become immersed in healthcare systems in low income countries, working with hospital staff to improve access to functioning medical equipment. Our trainings focus on improving specific technical knowledge while teaching participants how to best communicate and work effectively in low-resource, cross-cultural environments.
INSPIRING • EDUCATING • EMPOWERING
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Impact a Community
Language and Cultural Immersion
Work with Local Partners
Support Partner Hospitals (Teams of 2-4)
Join a Community
Open to all applicants, the Summer Institute programs are our longest-running programs. Participants spend two months in-country, learning the local language and technical skills while living with a homestay family.
In partnership with various universities, C2C programs run three to six weeks, and offer applicants enrolled at partner institutions the opportunity to particpate in the EWH Instiute Program.
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